Its new series of common-component cars a the Ford Contour, the Mercury Mystique, and the Mondeo (their European version) a cost a whopping $6 billion to develop. To dramatically cut costs of the 1999 rollout of its next new sedan, Ford is turning to an interactive process of design ... Machinery can be designed for electronic control rather than manual and mechanical control. ... When machines have their own microcomputer and memory to store computer programs, theyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Production & Operations Management : Strategic & Tactical Decisions|
|Author||:||Heizer, Jay H|
|Publisher||:||Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice Hall Canada - 1997-01|