The system adopted by Piaggio V.E. to run the production of 'Minivan' aims at conciliating the manufacturing philosophy 'just-in-time' JIT with the creation of a wide range of end-product codes. Some general assumptions for a JIT production, with small lot sizes, are described together with their implementation in the operationorganizing system adopted by Piaggio V.E. for the 'Minivan' assembly line. The strategy pursued by Piaggio V.E. for the Minivan focuses on the quality of the product and the level of service in the form of fast order cycle and a high number of options offered on catalogue. According to the logic of an ATO production system, the customer orders a customized product and the manufacturer does not keep any finished inventory, but aims at effective management of the information flows.
|Autori:||Caputo, M.; Dulmin, R.|
|Titolo:||Just-in-time in ATO vehicle manufacturing: the Minivan-Piaggio V.E. case study|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/095372897235334|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|