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Main Title World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied /
Author Schonberger, Richard.
Publisher Free Press ; Collier Macmillan,
Year Published 1986
OCLC Number 12945423
ISBN 0029292700; 9780029292709; 1416592547; 9781416592549
Subjects Industrial management. ; Production management. ; Manufacturing processes. ; Productiemanagement. ; Gestion d'entreprise. ; Procédš de fabrication. ; Industrie manufacturière--Gestion. ; Produktion ; Produktionsorganisation ; USA. ; sears.
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EHAM  HD31.S3385 1986 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/11/1992
Collation xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index.
Contents Notes In his best-selling book Japanese Manufacturing Techniques, Richard J. Schonberger revolutionized American manufacturing theory and, more important, practice. In that breakthrough book, he revealed that Japanese manufacturing excellence was not culturally bound. Offering the first demystified explanation of the simple techniques that fueled Japan's industrial success, he demonstrated how the same methods could be put to work as effectively in U.S. plants. Now, in World Class Manufacturing, Schonberger returns to tell the success stories of nearly 100 American corporations -- including Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Honeywell, and Uniroyal -- that have adopted the famed just-in-time production and "total quality control" strategies. Based on his firsthand experience as a major consultant to American industry, he examines how they did it -- and illustrates how the same concrete, specific steps used by these top companies can be implemented in any factory today. What's more, Schonberger shows that his bold concepts and reforms apply equally to all industries, whether the product is computers, pasta, or trucks, and to all divisions -- from manufacturing and engineering to accounting and marketing. According to Schonberger, world-class manufacturing depends on blended management -- rather than domination by a separate group of managers -- which marshalls resources for continual rapid improvement. To achieve world-class status, companies must change procedures and concepts, which in turn leads to recasting relations among suppliers, purchasers, producers, and customers. Acknowledging the difficulty inherent in such changes, Schonberger stresses that employee involvement and interaction, both on the shop floor and in the decision-making/problem-solving process, is key. Wary of those who view improvement in terms of modernizing equipment, he points out that making maximum use of people and current machinery is a company's first priority; automation, if necessary, should come much later. World Class Manufacturing also includes Schonberger's 17-point action agenda to guide innovators toward manufacturing excellence, from getting to know the customer to cutting the number of suppliers, reducing error in production, and deciding when and how to automate. Indispensable for all manufacturing innovators who aim to keep ahead of the competition, this inspiring, groundbreaking volume does much more than just recommend or theorize about the new manufacturing approach. Plainly, realistically, and logically, it explains how it's done.
Place Published New York :
PUB Date Free Form c1986.
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 85024719
Merged OCLC records 16081528; 209704440; 708479934
OCLC Time Stamp 19970107150519
Language ENG
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 00972cam 2200325 a 45020