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Applying the Autonomation Concept to White-Collar Departments at Toyota Motors: The Basics of JKK (Ji Koutei Kanketsu)
The automotive industry faces a paradigm shift
The automotive industry faces a paradigm shift: The demands are not solely directed towards the purchase of a particular automobile product any more but towards new forms of mobility. These forms of mobility are planned to be cheaper, 2.0, low-carbon, intermodal and collaborative. The customer and the satisfaction of his/her mobility needs come in the focus of interest and brings up the necessity of a holistic approach. New leaders of the value chain (shapers) will emerge to satisfy these needs. The shapers will be able to combine bicycles, scooter, cars or trains into a one face to the customer mobility service and trigger new and innovative business models with an added value for the customer. To provide this service the shaper will be in need of associate partners from the automotive industry, IT, telecom, utilities and mobility service provider for e.g. car-sharing or railway companies.
These partners will be part of the new ecosystem and add value to the extended value chain as adapters. Auspicious examples for similar innovative business models can be seen in the digital economy where products and services are bundled and offered as a system to consumers. read more
Why innovation of new powertrains is so hard: the case study of fuel cell cars and hydrogen stations in Kitakyushu and Toyota city.
The growth of Japanese Gross National Income（GNI）dependence on the Japanese car industrial output in ASEAN markets: Japanese car industry’s competitive edge in ASEAN.
Common Automotive Policy between Argentina and Brazil: its impact at local and regional auto parts industries
Deployment of an electric charging point network infrastructure in Paris : an economic analysis via CoBAYe
The dis-structuration and Mexicanization of labor relations in the American Auto industry: Two-Tier-Labor Systems in play and the reconfiguration of governance compromises
Is Central Europe the Mexico of Europe? The automotive semi-periphery in the comparative perspective
The innovative strategies of carmakers in developping hybrid vehicles? A patent analysis of battery technologies
Implementation of best organizational practices: Case of Mexican tier one supplier
This article is based on the case of a tier one company dedicated to the production of leather for automotive seats. The objective of the study was to analyze the best organizational practices that the company had implemented. The methodology source used was from a case study of a Mexican company that was acquired by a company with Japanese capital in 2005, with corporate headquarters in Detroit, United States. The analysis was conducted through interviews and a survey among the company’s personnel. read more