Learning From World Class Manufacturers

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

byMarek Szwejczewski, Malcolm Jones

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Manufacturing managers are still focused on the short-term tactical issues related to their business. Strategic issues tend to receive less attention. However, manufacturing can play an important strategic role. Learning From World Class Manufacturers 2012 helps managers consider the strategic roles their operations can play and provides guidance as to what actions can be taken.

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Manufacturing managers are still focused on the short-term tactical issues related to their business. Strategic issues tend to receive less attention. However, manufacturing can play an important strategic role. Learning From World Class Manufacturers 2012 helps managers consider the strategic roles their operations can play and provid...

MAREK SZWEJCZEWSKI is a Reader in Innovation and Operations Management, and he is also Director of the renowned Best Factory Awards. Prior to joining Cranfield, Szwejczewski worked for several years in industry; he held management positions in a variety of industries ranging from retail to telecommunications. As Director of the Best F...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 10.79 × 6.37 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230304516

ISBN - 13:9780230304512

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Table of Contents

Introduction – The Evolution of Best Practice in Manufacturing
Quality Improvement Approaches
Lean Improvement – Eliminating Waste and Inventory
Lean Improvement – Developing the Supply Chain
Cost Reduction Approaches – Utilising TPM
Cost Reduction Approaches – Gaining a Better Understanding of Manufacturing Cost
Flexibility
Delivery Performance
Innovation
Developing People
Adding Value
Conclusion