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A Tale of Two Auto Plants

A Tale of Two Auto Plants

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Enriching production
Perspectives on Volvo’s Uddevalla plantas an alternative to lean production
ÅKE SANDBERG, Editor
Swedish Institute for Work Life ResearchStockholm, Sweden
Digital edition
Stockholm 2007
With a new preface by Åke Sandberg, National Institute for Working Life,and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.E-mail ake.sandberg@gmail.com or akesan@kth.se
Avebury
Aldershot • Brookfield USA • Hong Kong • Singapore • Sydney
 
 Digital edition
© Å. Sandberg and the authors 2007
Printed edition
© Å. Sandberg and the authors 1994All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored ina retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permis-sion of the publisher.Published byAveburyAshgate Publishing LimitedGower HouseCroft RoadAldershotHants GU11 3HREnglandAshgate Publishing CompanyOld Post RoadBrookfieldVermont 05036USAA CIP catalogue record for this book is available fromthe British Library and the US Library of Congress.Typeset byAxel Henriksson, Datadromedafor Newman Information Design ABMaria Bangata 6S-118 63 StockholmSwedenISBN 1 85972 106 0
 
Contents
Preface viiThe book and its authors ixThe Uddevalla experience in perspective,
 Åke Sandberg
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Part I 
Volvo’s innovative Uddevalla and Kalmar plants
The creation of a new production system at the Volvo automobileassembly plant in Uddevalla, Sweden,
Kajsa Ellegård 
37Production system design – a brief summary of some Swedish designefforts,
Tomas Engström and Lars Medbo
61The Uddevalla plant: Why did it succeed with a holistic approachand why did it come to an end?
 Lennart Nilsson
75
Volvo Kalmar – twice a pioneer,
Thomas Sandberg
87
Part II 
The performance of the Uddevalla plant in a comparativeperspective
The fate of the branch plants – performance versus power,
Christian Berggren
105Assembly skills, process engineering and engineering design,
 Henrik Blomgren
and
 Bo Karlson
127Building for new production concepts,
Colin Clipson, Jesper Steen, Anders Törnqvist 
and
Peter Ullmark 
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