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America Can Compete!: The New Method to Become Competitive in Quality and Cost Worldwide
America Can Compete The New Method to Become Competitive in Quality and Cost Worldwide Author:James Gooch, Michael George and Douglas Montgomery This important book provides American executives with a complete description of what course of action must be taken to become cost competitive. Japan's cost advantage is shown to be due to a superior manufacturing method, not cultural differences. IBM has developed the Continuous Flow Manufacturing method, a significant improvement over Just In... more » Time. Conversion from current Batch Production methods to Continuous Flow Manufacturing typically results in a 20-30% cost reduction, and a 70% reduction in quality defects. This method has been shown to apply to all manufacturing applications without exception. Not just a manufacturing text, the book also describes the crucial role which marketing and R&D play in this effort.
In this era of increased competition, manufacturing cost competitiveness plays a vital strategic role in remaining profitable. Companies which adopt Continuous Flow Manufacturing will be competitive worldwide. Those which do not will face a 20-=30% cost disadvantage, and will be damaged or destroyed. Never before has one book presented a complete description of all the methods required to achieve cost competitiveness. The book is based on actual industrial experience, and thus provides a sure guide to stronger financial performance.
Excellent for age. Not yellowing. Jacket has only minimal wear.« less