Operations Excellence: Smart Solutions for Business Success

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

EditorRoland Schwientek, Axel Schmidt

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Achieving operative excellence is an important endeavour for all companies ? it is the golden path that leads to increased value over the long term. Through this book you too can achieve operations excellence within your own company.

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Achieving operative excellence is an important endeavour for all companies ? it is the golden path that leads to increased value over the long term. Through this book you too can achieve operations excellence within your own company.

ROLAND SCHWIENTEK is a Partner in Roland Berger?s Munich office. He studied business administration at the Gerhard-Mercator University of Duisburg, Germany. Schwientek joined Roland Berger in 1997 after working several years in various functions in the automotive and automotive supplier industry, lastly as a purchasing manager at Bosc...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.54 × 6.36 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023021780X

ISBN - 13:9780230217805

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Table of Contents

Introduction- Operations Excellence 
PART I 
Introduction - What is Successful Product Development?
Changing Business Models and their Impact on Product Development
Innovate to Win
Global Development made Successful
Success Factors and Levers for Best Practise in Innovation Management
Smart Engineering Processes ?Made in Japan? 
PART II 
Introduction - Strategic Trends and Challenges for Purchasing
Key Trends in Purchasing Best Practises and Impact on Purchasing Strategy
Purchasing Empowerment- The Way to Achieve World Class Purchasing 
PART III 
Introduction - Manufacturing in a Global Context
Organizations Drive Strategy and Performance: Insights from Two Successful Lead Buying Models
How Companies can Optimize their Global Manufacturing Footprint
Leveraging Manufacturing Excellence in Global Production
From Maintenance to Quality Control 
PART IV 
Introduction - Supply Chain Management - More than just Logistics
Global Supply Chain Management - A Success Factor for Global Players
Complexity Management- The Starting Point for Improving Performance
Working Capital Excellence - How Companies Can Tap Hidden Cash Reserves in the Supply Chain
Supply Chain Organization - A Key Enabler for Successful Supply Chain Management