Management of Complexity in Automotive Companies in the West Midlands UK

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Quality Management Systems (QMS) of volume production car makers tend to be large. Complexity levels in such structures are difficult to manage. From the design release to the production stage, a manufacturer has to control roughly 9000 parts (including fixings) for a large size car. A large number of subsystems, together with their coupled interactions increase a system’s complexity. Results of the application of a model to manage complexity in some automotive companies in the West Midlands (UK) suggest that complexity reduction leads to quality improvements.

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F. Micari, M. Geiger, J. Duflou, B. Shirvani, R. Clarke, R. Di Lorenzo and L. Fratini

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889-896

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M. Villegas and B. Shirvani, "Management of Complexity in Automotive Companies in the West Midlands UK", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 344, pp. 889-896, 2007

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July 2007

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