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The Ford Century in Minnesota (Hardcover): Brian Mcmahon The Ford Century in Minnesota (Hardcover)
Brian Mcmahon
R828 R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Save R124 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1903, before the Ford Motor Company was even incorporated, Stephen Tenvoorde signed a contract to sell "Fordmobiles"at his bicycle shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Four generations later, the Tenvoorde family still operates what is now the oldest Ford dealership in the world. Brian McMahon chronicles how the fortunes of the company and the state became intertwined during that century. Ford assembled Model T cars in the world's tallest automobile plant in Minneapolis and a three-story structure in St. Paul-both still standing. These factories quickly became functionally obsolete after the development of the moveable assembly line. The hunt for a new site to build a modern, single-story plant stirred intense rivalry between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Henry Ford took a rare personal interest in the search and selected a 125-acre parcel in St. Paul overlooking the recently built High Dam on the Mississippi River, which allowed for navigation and hydroelectric power. The Twin Cities Assembly Plant would go on to manufacture millions of cars, trucks, tractors, and military vehicles until its closure in 2011. Henry Ford's large-scale experiments with every aspect of the industrial economy sent ripples and shockwaves through the lives of Minnesotans-management and assembly line workers, dealers and customers, families and communities. First-person accounts of more than forty retired auto workers share what it was like to work at Ford-from the early years of the Minneapolis plant to the final hours of the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. McMahon documents the company's transformation-through the Depression, the rise of the United Auto Workers Union, World War II, women joining the workforce, competition from imported cars, globalization, outsourcing, and the closing of the plant. This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.

Velocity (Paperback): Dale Pollak Velocity (Paperback)
Dale Pollak
R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line, retail automotive expert Dale Pollak reveals how dealers in today's pre-owned automotive marketplace can shift out of low gear toward accelerated profits. Today's dealers are facing increased competition brought on by Internet shopping. Pollak delivers a gut check to dealers employing traditional used car disciplines while revealing new strategies that turn money-losing departments into profit-generating winners. "The used vehicle marketplace is less giving and less forgiving than it's ever been before. Astute, investment-minded management processes are essential for today's dealers to survive and thrive," says Pollak.

A Successful Transformation? - Restructuring of the Czech Automobile Industry (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Petr Pavlinek A Successful Transformation? - Restructuring of the Czech Automobile Industry (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Petr Pavlinek
R4,080 R3,331 Discovery Miles 33 310 Save R749 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a brilliant examination of the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration into the West European system. The post-1990 restructuring of the industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the East European automobile industry as a whole. Specifically, the book examines the development and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech car, components, and truck industries.

Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
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Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
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Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
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Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback): Peta Carrone Notizbuch - F r Mechaniker Journal Mechanic Notebook 6x9 Lined (German, Paperback)
Peta Carrone
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Velocity (Hardcover): Dale Pollak Velocity (Hardcover)
Dale Pollak
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line, retail automotive expert Dale Pollak reveals how dealers in today's pre-owned automotive marketplace can shift out of low gear toward accelerated profits. Today's dealers are facing increased competition brought on by Internet shopping. Pollak delivers a gut check to dealers employing traditional used car disciplines while revealing new strategies that turn money-losing departments into profit-generating winners. The used vehicle marketplace is less giving and less forgiving than it's ever been before. Astute, investment-minded management processes are essential for today's dealers to survive and thrive, says Pollak.

Notes from Toyota-land - An American Engineer in Japan (Hardcover): Darius Mehri Notes from Toyota-land - An American Engineer in Japan (Hardcover)
Darius Mehri; Foreword by Robert Perrucci
R598 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R86 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1996, Darius Mehri traveled to Japan to work as a computer simulation engineer within the Toyota production system. Once there, he found a corporate experience far different from what he had expected. Notes from Toyota-land, based on a diary that Mehri kept during his three years at an upper-level Toyota group company, provides a unique insider's perspective on daily work life in Japan and charts his transformation from a wide-eyed engineer eager to be part of the "Japanese Miracle" to a social critic, troubled by Japanese corporate practices.Mehri documents the sophisticated "culture of rules" and organizational structure that combine to create a profound control over workers. The work group is cynically used to encourage employees to work harder and harder, he found, and his other discoveries confirmed his doubts about the working conditions under the Japanese Miracle. For example, he learned that male employees treated their female counterparts as short-term employees, cheap labor, and potential wives. Mehri also describes a surprisingly unhealthy work environment, a high rate of injuries due to inadequate training, fast line speeds, crowded factories, racism, and lack of team support. And in conversations with his colleagues, he uncovered a culture of intimidation, subservience, and vexed relationships with many aspects of their work and surroundings. As both an engaging memoir of cross-cultural misunderstanding and a primer on Japanese business and industrial practices, Notes from Toyota-land will be a revelation to everyone who believes that Japanese business practices are an ideal against which to measure success.

Mr MG - A Biography of John William Yates Thornley Obe (1909-1994) (Paperback): Peter J. H. Thornley Mr MG - A Biography of John William Yates Thornley Obe (1909-1994) (Paperback)
Peter J. H. Thornley
R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lieferantenmanagement in China (German, Paperback): Marc Helmold Lieferantenmanagement in China (German, Paperback)
Marc Helmold
R529 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R43 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Henry Ford (Hardcover, New): Vincent Curcio Henry Ford (Hardcover, New)
Vincent Curcio
R480 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R46 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Most great figures in American history reveal great contradictions, and Henry Ford is no exception. He championed his workers, offering unprecedented wages, yet crushed their attempts to organize. Virulently anti-Semitic, he never employed fewer than 3,000 Jews. An outspoken pacifist, he made millions producing war materials. He urbanized the modern world, and then tried to drag it back into a romanticized rural past he'd helped to destroy.
As the American auto industry struggles to reinvent itself, Vincent Curcio's timely biography offers a wealth of new insight into the man who started it all. Henry Ford not only founded Ford Motor Company but institutionalized assembly line production and, some would argue, created the American middle class. By constantly improving his product and increasing sales, Ford was able to lower the price of the automobile until it became a universal commodity. He paid his workers so well that, for the first time in history, the people who manufactured a complex industrial product could own one. This was "Fordism"--social engineering on a vast scale. But, as Curcio displays, Ford's anti-Semitism would forever stain his reputation. Hitler admired him greatly, both for his anti-Semitism and his autocratic leadership, displaying Ford's picture in his bedroom and keeping a copy of Ford's MyLife and Work by his bedside. Nevertheless, Ford's economic and social initiatives, as well as his deft handling of his public image, kept his popularity high among Americans. He offered good pay, good benefits, English language classes, and employment for those who struggled to find jobs--handicapped, African-American, and female workers. Such was his popularity that in 1923, the homespun, clean-living, xenophobic Henry Ford nearly won the Republican presidential nomination.
This new volume in the Lives and Legacies series explores the full impact of Ford's indisputable greatness, the deep flaws that complicate his legacy, and what he means for our own time.

Cars and Carbon - Automobiles and European Climate Policy in a Global Context (Hardcover, 2012): Theodoros I. Zachariadis Cars and Carbon - Automobiles and European Climate Policy in a Global Context (Hardcover, 2012)
Theodoros I. Zachariadis
R3,545 R2,910 Discovery Miles 29 100 Save R635 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume contains articles from leading analysts and researchers on sustainable transportation, who provide critical reflections on how automobile-related climate policies have evolved up to now in Europe and around the world, in view of the widely recognized need to substantially curb global emissions of greenhouse gases in the coming decades. Authors describe the policies which have been most effective, outline their economic and social implications, present success stories while critically reviewing less successful examples, and suggest strategies to decarbonize passenger transportation on a global scale.

Environmental Assessment of Lightweight Electric Vehicles (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017): Patricia... Environmental Assessment of Lightweight Electric Vehicles (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Patricia Egede
R2,931 Discovery Miles 29 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This monograph adresses the challenge of the environmental assessment of leightweight electric vehicles. It poses the question whether the use of lightweight materials in electric vehicles can reduce the vehicles' environmental impact and compares the environmental performance of a lightweight electric vehicle (LEV) to other types of vehicles. The topical approach focuses on methods from life cycle assessment (LCA), and the book concludes with a comprehensive concept on the environmental assessment of LEVs. The target audience primarily comprises LCA practitioners from research institutes and industry, but it may also be beneficial for graduate students specializing in the field of environmental assessment.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Production Processes - An Analysis of the Automotive Industry (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Monitoring and Evaluation of Production Processes - An Analysis of the Automotive Industry (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Anton Panda, Jozef Jurko, Iveta Pandova
R3,273 Discovery Miles 32 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book presents topics on monitoring and evaluation of production processes in the automotive industry. Regulation of production processes is also described in details. The text deals with the implementation and evaluation of these processes during the mass production of components useful in the automotive industry. It evaluates the effects and results achieved after implementation in practice. The book takes into account the different methodologies of the world's automakers and applicable standards, such as standard EN ISO 9001 and the requirements of VDA and ISO/TS 16949. The content is used to those working with the development, production and quality control of new products in the demanding automotive industry. The information provided may also be useful to engineers and technical staff in organizations working with series production and production of spare parts for the automotive and other demanding industries. The content presented was written based on discussions with various companies and organizations, such as Magna Steyr (Graz, Austria), Ford (Cologne, Germany; Prague, CZ), GM Powertrain (Gyor, Hungary), VW (Skoda), ZF (Passau, Friedrichshafen, Germany), Bosch-Rexroth AG (Fellbach, Germany), John Deere (Mannheim, Germany; USA), Claas (Paderborn, Germany), Allison Transmission (USA), Landini (Reggio Emilia, Milan, Italy), Timken Polska (Sosnowiec, Poland), SNR France (Annecy, France), Sweden SKF Group (Lutsk, Ukraine), ZVL Ltd. (Hattingen, Germany), ZVL SpA (Milano, Italy), FAG Schaeffler Group (Debrecen, Hungary), VPZ (Vologda, Russia), ZKL OJSC (Brno, CZ), ZVL Auto Company Ltd. (Presov, Slovakia), ZVL (Zilina, Slovakia), MAN (Munich, Germany), FTE Automotive (Kerpen, Germany), Roesler (Untermerzbach, Germany; Vienna, Austria), Spaleck (Bocholt, Germany) and Caterpillar (USA). This comprehensive study was supported by grant VEGA 1/0409/13.

History of the Automobile 1769-1945 (Paperback): Ron London History of the Automobile 1769-1945 (Paperback)
Ron London
R245 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R47 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac 2018 - Automobile (Automotive & Trucks) Industry Market Research, Statistics,... Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac 2018 - Automobile (Automotive & Trucks) Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Paperback)
Jack W Plunkett
R8,248 Discovery Miles 82 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The automobile industry is evolving rapidly on a worldwide basis. All of the biggest, most successful firms have become totally global in nature. Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac will be your complete guide to this immense, fascinating industry. This exciting new book is a complete reference tool for everything you need to know about the car, truck and specialty vehicles business, including: Automotive industry trends and market research, mergers and acquisitions, globalization, automobile manufacturers, truck makers, specialty vehicles such as RVs, automobile finance and other financial services, dealerships, components manufacturers, retail auto parts stores, e-commerce and more. We discuss in detail developments in China, India and other emerging markets, collaboration and partnerships between auto makers, as well as batteries, hybrids and plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). This book includes extensive statistical tables, an automobile industry glossary, industry contacts and indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 400 leading companies in all facets of the automobile industry. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Totaled - The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup That Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World (Paperback): Brian Blum Totaled - The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup That Took on Big Auto, Big Oil and the World (Paperback)
Brian Blum
R361 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Test Driving Your Dealership - A Guide to Car Dealership Consultants (Hardcover, First Printing ed.): James E Russell III Test Driving Your Dealership - A Guide to Car Dealership Consultants (Hardcover, First Printing ed.)
James E Russell III
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A Profile of the Global Auto Industry - Innovation and Dynamics (Paperback): Mike Smitka, Peter Warrian A Profile of the Global Auto Industry - Innovation and Dynamics (Paperback)
Mike Smitka, Peter Warrian
R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book on the global auto industry viewed through the lens of technology. It starts by tracing how innovation shaped the first century of its history, then it examines the industry's shifting footprint in Europe and North America, and the rise of new producers, particularly China. Succeeding chapters emphasize the role of suppliers in what is now a high-tech industry. This book describes new forms of collaboration that challenge traditional supply chain relations, analyzing regulation as a driver of innovation, and the enabling role of the materials science revolution, such as the shift of steel from a commodity to a highly engineered product. It covers innovations in management, from computer-aided engineering, roadmapping, and just-in-time methods to the evolving role of workers and public policy. The authors finish with an overview of electric vehicles, shared mobility, and autonomous vehicles, concluding that they will not prove disruptive.

Product Quality - A Crisis of Management and Culture (Paperback): Francis J. Clauss Product Quality - A Crisis of Management and Culture (Paperback)
Francis J. Clauss
R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Commercial Truck Success (Paperback, 2nd): Terry Minion Commercial Truck Success (Paperback, 2nd)
Terry Minion; Edited by Wendy VanHatten
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Grune Technologien in Markten Mit Netzwerkeffekten - Staatliche Intervention Im Automobilsektor (German, Paperback):... Grune Technologien in Markten Mit Netzwerkeffekten - Staatliche Intervention Im Automobilsektor (German, Paperback)
Antje-Mareike Dietrich
R709 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R64 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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