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Title:
Restoring our competitive edge : competing through manufacturing
Author:
Hayes, Robert H.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1984]

©1984
Physical Description:
x, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471051596
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

ROBERT H. HAYES is the Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School He has published widely; three of his articles won McKinsey Awards for the best articles published in the Harvard Business Review during those years His latest book, Strategic Operations: Competing Through Capabilities , was published in 1996.

STEVEN C. WHEELWRIGHT is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Retired, at Harvard Business School.


Table of Contents

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/Market Requirements
The Experience Curve--A Framework for Manufacturing Performance Improvement
Vertical Integration and Sourcing
Managing Changes in Manufacturing's Technology and Structure
German Approaches to Manufacturing Management
Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing Management
Learning from Your World-class Competitors
Building Manufacturing's Competitive Potential
Index