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Inside a Factory: The Bmw Mini

Alternative title
Inside a Factory: The New Mini
Synopsis
Alison Hammond goes inside BMW’s Mini factory in Oxford and explores the key stages of the production process. She begins by looking at production planning and the ‘Kiss’ computer program that analyses the orders for many different types and variations of Mini. Stage 2 is the 228 robots welding the basic car framework together and quality control. Then comes painting and waxing. While the basic shell is put together in Oxford, the other parts come from all over the world. These are ordered on a ‘just-in-time’ basis to minimise storage space and costs. Stage 4 is the final assembly of the 2,416 separate components. Finally the video looks at teamworking, health & safety issues and environmental factors.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2003
Documentation
Support booklet including questions and background information available separately.
Subjects
Business studies; Engineering
Keywords
motor vehicle industries; production engineering

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£120.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2003

Distributor

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Email
tvchoiceuk@aol.com
Web
http://www.tvchoice.uk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8464 7402
Fax
020 8464 7845
Address
PO Box 597
Bromley
Kent
BR2 0YB
Notes
Producer and distributor of over 100 educational videos and DVDs, most with support materials, designed for use in UK schools, colleges and universities. Wide coverage across the curriculum, but particularly strong in the areas of business/management, ICT, geography, DT/manufacturing, history, English/media studies, PSHE, and leisure/tourism.

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