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Restoring Our Competitive Edge. Competing Through Manufacturing. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2209817
  • Book
  • July 1984
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This problem solver offers a wealth of remedies for American industry's neglect of competitive manufacturing strategies and its resulting loss of productivity. Drawing upon the example of world-class and foreign manufacturers, the book illustrates what American industry must do in terms of manufacturing capability to regain a preeminent spot in the marketplace.
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The New Competitive Challenge for Manufacturing.

The Concept of Manufacturing Strategy.

Long-term Capacity Strategies.

Facilities Strategy.

Implementing Facilities Planning Processes.

The Technology of Manufacturing Processes.

Matching Process Technology with Product/MarketRequirements.

The Experience Curve--A Framework for Manufacturing PerformanceImprovement.

Vertical Integration and Sourcing.

Managing Changes in Manufacturing's Technology andStructure.

German Approaches to Manufacturing Management.

Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing Management.

Learning from Your World-class Competitors.

Building Manufacturing's Competitive Potential.

Index.
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Steven C. Wheelwright Stanford University.

Robert H. Hayes Harvard University.
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