Students started their trip with a visit to the exhibition centre which covers the history of the BMW mini brand, along with detail about operations and marketing at the business.
Students then had a tour of the manufacturing facility, starting with the production and welding of the frame and chassis. This was followed by the post paint phase where the cars are assembled and engines, wheels etc. are added. Finally, students were able to see the finished cars being driven off the production line. Students were also able to see different aspects of operations such as cell production and Just-in-Time inventory management.