Akamon Management Review
Online ISSN : 1347-4448
Print ISSN : 1348-5504
ISSN-L : 1347-4448
Volume 6 , Issue 12
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Research Note
  • Comparative research of Europe and the United States
    Fujio Iwaki, Takefumi Mokudai
    2007 Volume 6 Issue 12 Pages 611-654
    Published: December 25, 2007
    Released: March 05, 2018
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS

    The incorporation of modular production into the European and American automotive industry reached full steam in the latter half of the 1990s, and a review of individual cases shows differences in modularization methods depending on company strategy and industrial location. Moreover, depending on the modularization method, adverse effects from technological black boxes also have become noticeable. Through a comparative analysis of modular factories, this paper elucidates the development and results of modular strategies of European and American manufacturers as well as possible issues.

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