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The Resource World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied, Richard J. Schonberger

World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied, Richard J. Schonberger

Label
World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied
Title
World class manufacturing
Title remainder
the lessons of simplicity applied
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Schonberger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schonberger, Richard
Dewey number
658
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.S3385 1986
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD31.S33
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial management
  • Production management
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Productiemanagement
  • Gestion d'entreprise
  • Production
  • Fabrication
  • Management
  • Produktion
  • Produktionsorganisation
  • USA
  • Gestion d'entreprise
  • Procédés de fabrication
  • Industrie manufacturière
Label
World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied, Richard J. Schonberger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 237-242
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Partners in Profit: Suppliers, Carriers, Customers
  • Simple Models, Simple Systems
  • Managing the Transformation
  • Training: The Catalyst
  • Strategy Revealed
  • Honor Roll: The 5-10-20s
  • Faster, Higher, Stronger
  • Line Operators and Operating Data
  • Staff as Supporting Actors
  • Overstated Role of Capital (Automation in Slow Motion)
  • Economy of Multiples
  • Responsibility Centers
  • Quality: Zeroing In
  • Design Leverage
Control code
12945423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780029292709
Lccn
85024719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)863178
  • (OCoLC)12945423
Label
World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied, Richard J. Schonberger
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 237-242
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Partners in Profit: Suppliers, Carriers, Customers
  • Simple Models, Simple Systems
  • Managing the Transformation
  • Training: The Catalyst
  • Strategy Revealed
  • Honor Roll: The 5-10-20s
  • Faster, Higher, Stronger
  • Line Operators and Operating Data
  • Staff as Supporting Actors
  • Overstated Role of Capital (Automation in Slow Motion)
  • Economy of Multiples
  • Responsibility Centers
  • Quality: Zeroing In
  • Design Leverage
Control code
12945423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780029292709
Lccn
85024719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)863178
  • (OCoLC)12945423

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