Automakers (design/marketing) delegating manufacturing responsibility tosuppliers
- Reduced technical expertise?
- Environmental effects?
Supply chain / information management
U.S. -- much attention to worker health / safety; compliance with emissionregulations
Japan -- minimize manufacturing landfill and energy usage; knowledgeableconsumers
Europe -- "Green" a high priority
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies