Moniz, António (2004): Elementos para o estudo de um caso de sucesso na montagem automóvel em Portugal: a Opel Portugal. Published in: WorTiS Report Papers No. RPT_SIOT_07 (2003): pp. 1-26.
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The interest to study this factory of GM group in Portugal is due to the facto of being one of the oldest assembly lines of the automotive sector still operating in Portugal (it was founded in 1963). Besides that, it went recently across a very intensive technological change, and then would be interesting to know the organisation of work model chose. The Opel factory occupies at the moment the former one that belonged to Ford Lusitana. There it has being under production some modules that feed the assembly line on JIT and in sequence. Although there were severe difficulties to implement the case study at Opel, this report could be done using secondary information and several interviews at the factory and initial visits. This Opel factory was recently closed down in the frame of a GM European strategy for re-structuring.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Elementos para o estudo de um caso de sucesso na montagem automóvel em Portugal: a Opel Portugal|
|English Title:||Elements for the study of a success case in automobile assembly: the Opel Portugal|
|Keywords:||automotive industry; restructuring; technology change; assembly line; Portugal|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J81 - Working Conditions
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L62 - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure
|Depositing User:||António Moniz|
|Date Deposited:||07. Dec 2007 21:34|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 09:51|
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