Richard Truett:

With its new production system, VW can build many vehicles of different brands on a common chassis. This saves money because assembly, often at different plants, uses uniform

  • Assembly sequences that specify the order in which parts are installed.
  • Manufacturing machinery, including common tools and fasteners.
  • Joining sequences for welding and bonding.
  • Modular kits for systems, such as brakes and heating and cooling.