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People at the Centre of Continuous Improvement

Synopsis
This video can be used to enhance understanding of continual improvement techniques in the automotive industry.

The automotive industry is one of the most competitive in the world and companies have long realised that they must remain competitive to remain in business. This video concentrates on a recent initiative that has been instigated by the SMMT Industry Forum who are running a program to introduce tools and techniques to companies which will encourage them to think about continuous improvement in a structured way. Once the lead company has been indoctrinated into the program they are encouraged to spread these ideas down through their supply chains. The video describes the tools and techniques used and how these have been applied within their various companies and delivered considerable improvements in each. The video also explores the issues surrounding the application of such a program and what structure needs to be put into place to maximise the chances of success.
Series
Implementation of New Technologies, Course T833
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2000
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
Business studies
Keywords
motor vehicle industries; production engineering; management education; Continuous improvement

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Open University Production Centre

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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