When GM conducted a powertrain study to determine whether and how to merge GM's engine operations into one division, it revealed three major paradoxes: how to align capacity with demand, yet provide job security for the optimal number of people; how to make a large engine organization responsive to the customers; and how to resolve the seeming conflict between customers' desires for good engine performance and new government regulations for fuel economy and emissions. These paradoxes led to the formation of the GM engine division which has begun to develop new paradigms to address such paradoxes. The objectives are to produce and deliver high quality vehicles by an increased capability to deliver engines/powertrains, an improved business performance, and providing job security.

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    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Donnelly, R M
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-19
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 2,3
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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  • Accession Number: 00608269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM