The "Just-in-Time"production in the car industry saves a lot of time and money. However, with the successful concept could be a disorderly Brexit circuit. By Ulrich Uecker zeal.
In Oxford is the is highly produced in the summer of this year, in April - at least in the BMW factory where the Mini. Because BMW wants to be on the safe side, if it is on Friday, 29. March to midnight are a hard-Brexit. Then the employees go into the weekend, but in the summer break. In April, the plant is brought up to scratch maintenance is called for instead of production. That is, in the auto industry is so common, but usually in the summer holidays.
Mini production in Oxford. It should come to apply a non-Brexit, it could be for the parent company, BMW, quickly unprofitable.
In the case of a disordered Brexits but Chaos is programmed to: long Truck queues at the Eurotunnel, and customs stations. On the load of the load surfaces are cars in many countries in Europe, the car parts, after delivered to the UK, from which then in Oxford, the Mini is assembled."Just in Time" saves a lot of money
Thousands of Parts in a car, in the case of the Mini, these parts come from Germany, France, Spain, Hungary and Poland. This is due to the fact that getting there is made, where the required quality can be produced at the cheapest price in the car industry, the price pressure is particularly high.
The delivery to the factory is carried out for several years, "Just in Time“, i.e. exactly at the right time. You mean: just before the parts are processed. This System saves the car companies a lot of money, because the Truck is at the same time, the (rolling) bearing. Instead of large, expensive warehouses, the companies need only small inventories for a few hours or days.