News Wire: GE's Brazil factory debuts modern moving assembly line

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:26 PM

CONTAGEM, Brazil – GE Transportation’s plant in Contagem unveiled today a new approach to manufacturing locomotives with a mixed-model moving assembly line. This Lean Manufacturing system, one of the first in the industry, is a more effic...

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:31 AM

It doesn't seem that revolutionary.  The "new" method seems to be a slowed down and scaled up version of an auto assembly line.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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