Manufacturing Strategy: How to Formulate and Implement a Winning Plan / Edition 2

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Overview

"In Manufacturing Strategy: How to Formulate and Implement a Winning Plan, 2nd Edition, John Miltenburg offers a sensible and systematic method to: (1) evaluate domestic and foreign factories and international manufacturing and (2) plan the appropriate manufacturing strategy to be first in the market." "Incorporating comments and suggestions from managers who used the first edition of Manufacturing Strategy, John Miltenburg expands and improves on his focus in the areas of: International Manufacturing - where the focus is on a company's international network of factories; Competitive Strategy - where managers must understand the role manufacturing strategy plays in their company's business strategy; and Manufacturing Programs - showing how programs such as quality management, six sigma, agile manufacturing, and supply chain management fit within the manufacturing strategy." Manufacturing Strategy gives managers a common language for dealing with manufacturing problems at both strategic and operational levels. It improves communication between manufacturing managers and those outside manufacturing (who will now have a better understanding of what manufacturing can and cannot do).
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Miltenburg presents a simple yet sophisticated method for planning and implementing the most appropriate production system for any company. The objective being to provide the highest possible levels of outputs a market wants most--quality, cost, delivery, flexibility, innovation, and performance--the planning method makes clear what approach to take to get the needed outputs. The key tool is a multidimensional worksheet that links the competitive analysis of manufacturing outputs to the seven basic production systems and the levers that control a company's capability for success in each system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563273179
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Principles of competitive strategy 11
3 Partnerships, challenges, and responses 27
4 Manufacturing outputs and production systems 43
5 Manufacturing levers and capability 65
6 Competitive analysis : selecting the best production system 87
7 Framework for manufacturing strategy in a factory 103
8 Principles of international competitive strategy 129
9 Manufacturing in the world's major trading regions 143
10 Manufacturing networks 161
11 Network outputs, levers, and capability 177
12 Factory-types in international manufacturing networks 193
13 Integrating manufacturing strategy with business strategy 215
14 Improvement programs in manufacturing 245
15 Focus, soft technologies, hard technologies 269
16 Benefits of experience and the product life cycle 295
17 Evaluation of investments in manufacturing 311
18 Job shop production system 329
19 Batch flow production system 337
20 Flexible manufacturing system 359
21 Operator-paced line flow production system 373
22 Just-in-time production system 383
23 Equipment-paced line flow production system 407
24 Continuous flow production system 415
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