High Performance Manufacturing: Global Perspectives / Edition 1

High Performance Manufacturing: Global Perspectives / Edition 1

by Roger G. Schroeder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471388149

ISBN-13: 9780471388142

Pub. Date: 02/02/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The most thorough, valid set of findings on global manufacturing and winning practices worldwide

This eye-opening resource sets a new standard for how manufacturing practices are viewed in today's business world. The results of an extensive research project spanning 164 factories in the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom determine

Overview

The most thorough, valid set of findings on global manufacturing and winning practices worldwide

This eye-opening resource sets a new standard for how manufacturing practices are viewed in today's business world. The results of an extensive research project spanning 164 factories in the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom determine the best path to high performance manufacturing. This is one of the first books to offer comparisons of manufacturing in these five countries, addressing their current issues and providing insights that affect manufacturing worldwide.

Researchers from such universities as the London Business School, Wake Forest University, Yokohama University, and the University of Minnesota detail how manufacturing leaders are raising the bar on practices in product development, organizational alignment, quality management, and more. Covering the vital areas of machinery, electronics, and auto components, they examine the most effective methods and techniques across a host of functions within manufacturing-looking at how everything from new technology and information systems to human resource practices and manufacturing strategy should be introduced into a plant environment to achieve high performance manufacturing.

Using data from companies such as Texas Instruments, Honda, Sony, Prince, John Deere, and Caterpillar, High Performance Manufacturing takes a comprehensive view by showing how to select and integrate the practices that best fit a plant's particular situation-the most critical and difficult task to achieve in practice. With its strong research base and high caliber of contributors, this unique volume will inspire managers of any country or industry to set their own path to high performance manufacturing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471388142
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/02/2001
Series:
Operations Management Series for Professionals Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Setting the Stage.

Chapter 1: High Performance Manufacturing: Just Another Fad?

Chapter 2: Paths of Improvement in Plant Operations.

Chapter 3: Linking Practices to Plant Performance.

Part II: Specific HPM Practices.

Chapter 4: Manufacturing Strategy: Building Capability for Dynamic Markets.

Chapter 5: Human Resource Management Practices.

Chapter 6: Competitive Product and Process Technology.

Chapter 7: Information Technologies for High-Performing Processes.

Chapter 8: JIT Manufacturing: Development of Infrastructure Linkages.

Chapter 9: Quality: Foundation for High Performance Manufacturing.

Part III: High Performance Manufacturing by Country.

Chapter 10: U.S. Manufacturing Renewal.

Chapter 11: Japanese Manufacturing Organizations: Are They Still Competitive?

Chapter 12: From Complacency to Competence: Lessons from the United Kingdom.

Chapter 13: Manufacturing in Italy: Competing in a Different Way.

Chapter 14: Germany: Pursuing the Technology Path.

Part IV: Conclusions.

Chapter 15: Conclusions and the Way Forward.

Appendix.

Index.

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