|Document ID (ISN)||67625|
|Convention or series no.
||Forschungsbericht 01 HH 139 1
||Müller P., Schmid R.
Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie
||Trial of novel stress-reducing methods and procedures in a new aluminium foundry with innovative technology and organization
||Pilothafter Einsatz neuartiger belastungsmindernder Techniken und Verfahren im Rahmen der vollständigen technisch-organisatorischen Neugestaltung einer Aluminiumgiesserei [in German]|
||Giesserei-Verlag GmbH, Breite Strasse 27, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany, 1993. 77p. Illus. 3 ref.
||96-1901.pdf [in German]
||The German automotive company BMW moved its aluminum foundry to a new plant with the most modern equipment. The staff of 135 employees was organized in novel teams. Various team sizes and compositions were tested to operate the die-casting, rough dressing and coremaking departments. The experiences gained with the different types of teams are described. It was found important that workers have a say in the team composition and that the teams be not too large in size. An increase in productivity was not feasible without pecuniary incentive. Schemes for continued education in social and professional skills and for improvement of the flow of information are presented.
||work organization; humanization of work; foundries; motor vehicle industry; work design
||human relations; casting of metals; aluminium; work efficiency; supply of information; psychology of work organization; motivation; transfer to other work; collective variables; die casting
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations