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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB54H3
Professor
Julian Tanner
Semester
Fall

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SOCB55Lecture 4 October 5, 2010 FORD Large inventory of spare parts Large repair areas Large number of replacement worker Low skilled work force Fragmented work task TOYOTA Multi-skilled work term Smaller number job classifications Just in time (JIT) Many Japanese virtue focuses on making on automobiles The American way of making car is costly and inefficient, first of all they have lrg inventory of spare parts, it can be seen as ‘just-in case’ situation. Also there are lrg repair areas, most of us are probably too old to recognize the acronym for FORDFix Or Repair DailyForman On Roof Dead, use low skilled workers, unskilled workers or best un semiskilled workers, also involved in fragmented work tasks, costly and inefficient. Extremely boring work tasks for employees. You have to work according to the pace of the assembly line, the argument here is that the given routine has a lot of absentees, due to which it has a large number of replacement workers. There was a time when consumer were told to not buy a vehicle money, since the workers spent most of their time over the weekend, getting drunk so Monday was just filled with hangovers. Toyota referred to a lean production system. It doesn’t use a traditional assembly line; the key unit in the manufacturing is less ind. work and more multi-skilled work. Instead of a fragmented division of labour (where each ind. is responsible for one task for their entire work career), they are to multi-task and have the same job classification. Another reason why this is referred to this is that they don’t have large inventories spare parts or large storages because instead of just in case system they have ‘just-in-time’ system. Which means that spare parts aren’t ordered until they are needed. Since the work situation is more agreeable in Toyota, more need of brainwork instead of drawing work. Using the essence of Taylorism, the mental aspect of work instead of doing-bits. Japanese production techniques reunite mental and manual work A number of issues been identified with Japanese system Overtime; if you turn down then you are to be able to explain a detailed explanation, if you got no plans then it’s okay, else things become complicated. Also an expectation that at leas
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