Operations Management in Automotive Industries

From Industrial Strategies to Production Resources Management, Through the Industrialization Process and Supply Chain to Pursue Value Creation

  • Marco Gobetto

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Marco Gobetto
    Pages 45-65
  3. Marco Gobetto
    Pages 169-182
  4. Marco Gobetto
    Pages 183-200
  5. Marco Gobetto
    Pages 201-203
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-245

About this book


This book has proved its worth over the years as a text for courses in Production Management at the Faculty of Automotive Engineering in Turin, Italy, but deserves a wider audience as it presents a compendium of basics on Industrial Management, since it covers all major topics required. It treats all subjects from product development and “make or buy”-decision strategies to the manufacturing systems setting and management through analysis of the main resources needed in production and finally exploring the supply chain management and the procurement techniques. The very last chapter recapitulates the previous ones by analysing key management indicators to pursue the value creation that is the real purpose of every industrial enterprise. As an appendix, a specific chapter is dedicated to the basics of production management where all main relevant definitions, techniques and criteria are treated, including some numerical examples, in order to provide an adequate foundation for understanding the other chapters. This book will be of use not only to Automotive Engineering students but a wide range of readers who wish to gain insight in the world of automotive engineering and the automotive industry in general.


Automotive Industry Manufacturing Systems Procurement Techniques Product Development Production Management Supply Chain Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Gobetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Automotive Engineering FacultyFIAT Sepin S.cp.A. and Politecnico of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7592-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7593-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-1735
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