Students tour BMW Mini Plant, Oxford

9th Mar 2023

On Tuesday Year 13 Business students spent a fascinating day at the BMW Mini factory in Oxford.

As part of their preparations for their upcoming exams, they learnt how the plant had a clear focus on lean management and just-in-time production- with each worker's task lasting a maximum of 57 seconds to ensure the cars could continually roll off the production line.

It was amazing to see how the powerful and sophisticated robots worked to complete welding parts of the car together and moving them around the ever-moving production line - seeing car doors moving along a conveyor belt above your head, and how two halves of a car were put together in a matter of seconds, were impressive sights.