The dynamics of supply chains in the automotive industry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
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This thesis looks at how supply chains in the automotive industry operate from the perspective of the manufacturers. The study includes the industry structure, the top players in the industry, factors that drive the industry, and supply chain challenges for companies in the industry. It was found that consideration to the just-in-time production system takes precedence in business decisions, and the build-to-order model still needs work in terms of lead time reductions. The thesis includes a case study of General Motors and how key business processes support one of their supply chains..
Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-66).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division.