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Frits K. Pil

Frits K. Pil is Assistant Professor at the Katz Graduate School of Business and a Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Titles by This Author

Reconnecting Customer and Value Chain through Build-to-Order Moving beyond Mass and Lean Production in the Auto Industry

As the auto industry moves into its second century, it suffers from low margins and a sclerotic value chain that cannot evolve with customer desires. Inventories of many weeks pile up on dealer lots and at distribution centers around the world while executives applaud marginal improvements in factory efficiency.