America's Best: IndustryWeek's Guide to World-Class Manufacturing Plants

Overview

In 1990, IndustryWeek magazine established a prestigious newcompetition, the America’s Best Plants Award, designed torecognize and honor the top manufacturing operations in the nation.To date, sixty-two companies—from such well-known names asHewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Steelcase, and Xerox to smallercompanies such as Zytec, John Crane Belfab, and LordCorporation—have earned the illustrious designation of beingone of America’s Best Plants. Now these award-winning plantsare profiled in America’s Best, a ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (34) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $6.22   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

In 1990, IndustryWeek magazine established a prestigious newcompetition, the America’s Best Plants Award, designed torecognize and honor the top manufacturing operations in the nation.To date, sixty-two companies—from such well-known names asHewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Steelcase, and Xerox to smallercompanies such as Zytec, John Crane Belfab, and LordCorporation—have earned the illustrious designation of beingone of America’s Best Plants. Now these award-winning plantsare profiled in America’s Best, a unique reference that takesan in-depth look at leading-edge manufacturing practices. Detailingthe individual components of world-class manufacturing, whileproviding personal experience from the field, America’s Bestoffers practical guidelines that will help managers make strategicdecisions regarding their own organizations. The book begins withthe nine essential components of world-class manufacturing, theirindividual make-up, and how they interact with each other. Thesecomponents—customer focus, quality, agility, employeeinvolvement, strong supplier relations, technology, new productdevelopment, green manufacturing, community involvement—cometogether to create the basis of manufacturing excellence and willserve as a road map for improving your organization, your products,and your people. Profiles of each of the 62 Best Plant winnerscelebrate individual excellence in the field. Highlighting theseprofiles are on-site visit reports by IndustryWeek editors;detailed coverage of the many unique programs, tools, andtechniques currently in use at each plant; and a listing of contactinformation for individual plants. Also included is a complete setof the winners’ statistical measurements for use inbenchmarking your own organization, as well as an assessment surveyto help you determine how your plant measures up against the best.Filled with helpful data, advice, "lessons," and firsthand storiesfrom Best Plant leaders and employees. America’s Best will beessential reading for managers in executive suites to the shopfloor who are charged with the success of their manufacturingorganization.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Since "IndustryWeek" magazine established its America's Best Plants Award in 1990, 62 companies<-->from such well-known names as Hewlett- Packard, Sony Electronics, Steelcase, and Xerox to smaller companies such as Zytec, John Crane Belfab, and Lord Corporation<-->have earned the designation of being one of America's Best Plants. This reference profiles these plants and their manufacturing practices, and offers practical guidelines for managers who wish to follow their example. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471160021
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 429
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

THEODORE KINNI is the Director of Books for IndustryWeek magazine and the founder of The Business Reader, a company marketing books directly to businesspeople and corporations internationally. He is also a contributing editor to Quality Digest.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE: THE LESSONS OF AMERICA'S BEST.

Becoming a Best Plant.

Customer Focus.

Quality.

Agility.

Employee Involvement.

Supply Management.

Technology.

Product Development.

Environmental Responsibility and Employee Safety.

Corporate Citizenship.

AMERICA'S BEST PLANTS.

Individual Plant Profiles.

Statistical Profile.

Assessment Survey.

Afterword.

IndustryWeek Editorial Staff Contacts.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)