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Document ID (ISN)64440
CIS number 95-958
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Förderkennzeichen 01HG037/6
Author(s) Altmann N., Bieber D., Deiss M., Döhl V., Sauer D., Schraysshuen T.
Title Changes in the conditions of work by innovative ways of inter-company work distribution (Parts supply industry)
Original title Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen durch neuartige Formen der zwischenbetrieblichen Arbeitsteilung (Zulieferindustrie) [in German]
Bibliographic information Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung e.V., Jakob-Klar-Strasse 9, 80796 München, Germany, 1993. 277p. 142 ref.
Abstract The effects of new cost-saving measures by car manufacturers on work organization, conditions of work and personnel qualifications in the parts supply industry are described. Logistics, quality assurance, development and production of new products were studied. The role of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing was taken into consideration. Conditions in Germany were compared with those in Japan. Information was obtained from the literature and from case studies of 2 car manufacturers and 87 suppliers in Germany. It was found that suppliers are increasingly under pressure concerning their inability to come to terms with new technologies, their use of outdated machinery, their inability to deliver in time, the high rate of faulty products delivered and the low qualification of their personnel.
Descriptors (primary) computer aided design; small enterprises; work organization; conditions of work; cooperation; motor vehicle industry; qualifications; subcontractors; quality control; hours of work
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; research; humanization of work; Germany
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Hours of work
Small and medium-sized enterprises