Editor: Gonzalo Taboada

Lean Management Solutions for Contemporary Manufacturing Operations: Applications in the automotive industry

eBook: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $52
Printed Copy: US $38
Library License: US $116
ISBN: 978-981-5036-13-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5036-12-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150361211210101


Lean Management Solutions for Contemporary Manufacturing Operations: Applications in the automotive industry covers recent techniques aimed at improving manufacturing activities in automotive factories in the time of the fourth industrial revolution. The book informs the reader about some improvements in hard skills (such as technical concepts, new tools, processes, and applied designs), as well as soft skills (strategic planning and the psychology of motivating human resources in manufacturing setups). The book also presents insight for managers who are working with a niche of employees with disabilities with respect to the automotive industry.

Topics in the book include:

  • - Application of Graph Theory in Workplace Design
  • - Applied Design
  • - Disability and the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • - People Development, Motivation & Results
  • - Low Cost Logistics Solutions
  • - Agile Methodologies in Manufacturing Projects

This book is a concise, informative reference which updates the reader on recent strategies to maximize productivity in the auto manufacturing sector.


People are impacted by Science every day. This simple fact is advantageous when it represents an improvement in the quality of life. Many times, when people refer to their quality of life, they associate it with free time. However, this book sheds light on improving the quality of life from the work perspective. Since we probably spend a third of our time working, it is especially important to embrace Science and Technology to produce meaningful changes that benefit us.

These changes, however small they may seem, can have major impacts on the society in which they are generated. Incorporating Science and Technology in everyday work-life can help increase opportunities, improve mental well-being, and enhance productivity which are central to a better quality of life. These changes could substantially contribute towards the incorporation of people with special abilities into today's industry.

Dr. Juan Pablo Zanin
Rutgers University, New Jersey, EEUU