By Josh Kerst, CPE, CIE
For over 60 years, Porsche performance has been based on the intelligent ideas of its engineers, and that timeless principle has found its way into every aspect of its sports car production. During a recent interview at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Matthias Mueller, Chairman of the Board of Management for Porsche AG, explained how using effective workstation and assembly line ergonomics is the company’s preferred method of increasing production within a fixed factory footprint. Porsche’s 911 sports coupe plant in Stuttgart, Germany, plans to significantly ramp up production over the next few years. The message is clear: effective ergonomics—There is No Substitute.
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