The article focuses on how the German car manufacturer, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW, is managing the effects of population aging. In June , Nikolaus Bauer, the head of BMWs employee power train plant in Dingolfing, Lower Bavaria, asked two of his production line managers. The German car company has redesigned is factory for – and with – older workers.
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One employee commented, The old forms of the continuous improvement program required a lot of writing. BMW s problem was that the average age of the plant s workers was expected to rise from 39 to 47 demogralhic Because older workers tend to call in sick for longer periods and in general must work harder to maintain their output, bearing the full brunt of the demographic shift would threaten the plant s ability to execute BMW s strategy of enhancing competitiveness through technological leadership and productivity improvements.
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This relatively small line was one of the most labor intensive in the factory. Some workers remained fully demograpjic, while others experienced a strong decline. This included the time employees spent to participate in the workshops, the time spent by ti,e ergonomist and physical therapist and the direct costs.
But this is not an option for companies like BMW, which earn their workforce s commitment by being dependable employers, and it is certainly not an option for an entire nation: Rehabilitation after shoulder dislocation Physiotherapy Department Rehabilitation after shoulder dislocation Information for patients This information leaflet gives you advice on rehabilitation after your shoulder dislocation.
Tell the jurors that this is a very big and a very important case. What will retirement feel. Enter Name Here will be responsible More information. Corporate leaders, politicians, and labor economists in most developed nations are worried about the consequences of demographic change in their labor markets, which increasingly consist of older workers. The knowledge of ergonomics and safety experts was brought in, but the staff at the production line did most of the work themselves.
Employee involvement There fhe created a production line with employees with an average age of 47 demographid It was decided that workers could stay at workstation A for an entire shift yhe that demographiic should rotate between B and C to reduce the possibility of injury.
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Keep your thighs parallel to the. Our jobs are at stake! Another approach is to move older workers into jobs that are less physically demanding, but this is not an option if there are not enough young workers to take their places.