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Manufacturing strategy : how to formulate and implement a winning plan
Miltenburg, John.
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Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Productivity Press, [1995]

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xix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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By identifying one of seven process models appropriate for your business, you can determine the appropriate outputs and how to change to better process models as your business needs change. Learn the improvement techniques currently used in manufacturing in both people-oriented methods and machine-oriented improvement approaches.


Manufacturing Outputs Production Systems Manufacturing Levers: Designing and Changing Production Systems Competitive Analysis: Selecting the Best Production Systems Level of Manufacturing Capacity The Complete Framework for Formulating Manufacturing Strategy Developing the Implementation Plan Integrating Manufacturing Strategy and Business Strategy Improvment Approaches in Manufacturing Focus, Soft Technologies, Hard Technologies Learning and the Product Life Cycle Evaluation of Investments in Manufacturing The Job Shop Production System The Bach Flow Production System The Flexible Manufacturing System, FMS The Operator-Paced Line Flow Production System The Just-In-Time (JIT) Production System The Equipment-Paced Line Flow Production System The Continuous Flow Production System

Table of Contents

Publisher's Messagep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
1 Introductionp. 1
Part I Principles of Strategyp. 9
2 Principles of Competitive Strategyp. 11
3 Partnerships, Challenges, and Responsesp. 27
Part II Manufacturing Strategy in a Factoryp. 41
4 Manufacturing Outputs and Production Systemsp. 43
5 Manufacturing Levers and Capabilityp. 65
6 Competitive Analysis: Selecting the Best Production Systemp. 87
7 Framework for Manufacturing Strategy in a Factoryp. 103
Part III Manufacturing Strategy in an International Network of Factoriesp. 127
8 Principles of International Competitive Strategyp. 129
9 Manufacturing in the World's Major Trading Regionsp. 143
10 Manufacturing Networksp. 161
11 Network Outputs, Levers, and Capabilityp. 177
12 Factory-Types in International Manufacturing Networksp. 193
Part IV Manufacturing Strategy and Business Strategyp. 213
13 Integrating Manufacturing Strategy with Business Strategyp. 215
Part V Programs Used Frequently in Manufacturing Strategyp. 243
14 Improvement Programs in Manufacturingp. 245
15 Focus, Soft Technologies, Hard Technologiesp. 269
16 Benefits of Experience and the Product Life Cyclep. 295
17 Evaluation of Investments in Manufacturingp. 311
Part VI Seven Production Systems for Focused Factoriesp. 327
18 Job Shop Production Systemp. 329
19 Batch Flow Production Systemp. 337
20 Flexible Manufacturing Systemp. 359
21 Operator-Paced Line Flow Production Systemp. 373
22 Just-In-Time Production Systemp. 383
23 Equipment-Paced Line Flow Production Systemp. 407
24 Continuous Flow Production Systemp. 415
Indexp. 427