Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Hardcover | March 1, 1991

byGraham M. Winch

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The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competion mounts. The problems revolve around the paradox of flexibility and productivity in the organization of production: how to compete on price while retaining the capability to respond quickly to marketchanges; how to develop new products faster without jeopardizing product integrity; how to increase quality while reducing costs. The recent research on lean production has explored some of these questions in the context of the motor industry. This book takes a broader audit of these issues acrossthe full range of the metalworking sector in the United Kingdom. Focusing on the engineering/manufacturing interface, the research presented here explores how 15 leading British firms are facing up to the challenges of the 90s.

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The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competion mounts. The problems revolve around the paradox of flexibility and productivity in the organization of production: how to compete on price while retaining the capability to respond quickly to marketchanges; how to develop new products faster without...

Graham M. Winch is at University College, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:March 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198288417

ISBN - 13:9780198288411

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`Managing Production presents a thorough examination of a topic which has important implications for the broader debates on the extent to which changes are occurring across different types of manufacturing industry ...'Work, Employment and Society, Vol 9, No 2