Workforce planning for a global automotive economy.

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dc.contributor.author Belzowski, B. M. en_US
dc.contributor Senter, Jr., R. en_US
dc.contributor Flynn, M. S. en_US
dc.contributor Sims, M. K. en_US
dc.contributor Hale, J. en_US
dc.contributor Kenney, K. en_US
dc.contributor Nyce, S. en_US
dc.contributor Schieber, S. en_US
dc.contributor Ullom, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-21T20:55:28Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-21T20:55:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier 99829 en_US
dc.identifier.other UMTRI-2006-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57492
dc.description.abstract Globalization of the automotive industry continues to accelerate as offshore manufacturers and suppliers open production facilities in North America, and North American companies invest overseas and throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region. But perhaps the most compelling reason to globalize is to reduce costs that would otherwise trickle down to consumers (as higher prices) and shareholders (as reduced profits). Pressure to rein in costs has become fierce in the last few years, spurred by the ever-increasing market share of leaner Japanese companies. With labor-related costs among the highest that companies incur in normal business operations, outsourcing labor has become a popular financial fix as automakers call on both contract labor and their suppliers to take on more of the production involved in bringing a vehicle to market. And as overseas workers in both blue- and white-collar positions become better educated and more skilled technically, the popularity of offshoring is increasing. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Watson Wyatt Worldwide en_US
dc.format.extent 30 en_US
dc.format.extent 3638301 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute en_US
dc.subject.other Automotive Industry. en_US
dc.subject.other Automotive Suppliers. en_US
dc.subject.other Economics. en_US
dc.title Workforce planning for a global automotive economy. en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Transportation
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Engineering
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57492/1/99829.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
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