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Japanese manufacturing techniques: nine hidden lessons in simplicity

Author: Schonberger, Richard J. Publisher: Free Press, 1982.Language: EnglishDescription: 260 p. : Graphs/Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0029291003Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HD28.42 .J3 S34 1982
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Available 001206477
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Print HD28.42 .J3 S34 1982
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Includes bibliographical references and index


C o n t e n t s Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Industrial Management in Japan and the World LESSON 1: Management technology is a highly transportable commodity. vii xi 1 Chapter 2. just-in-Time Production with Total Quality Control LESSON 2: Just-in-time production exposes problems otherwise hidden by excess inventories and staff. Chapter 3. Total Quality Control LESSON 3: Quality begins with production, and requires a company-wide "habit of improvement." Chapter 4. The Debut of Just-in-Time Production in the United States LESSON 4: Culture is no obstacle; techniques can change behavior. Chapter 5. Plant Configurations LESSON 5: Simplify, and goods will flow like water. Production-Line Management LESSON 6: Flexibility opens doors. 15 47 83 103 Chapter 6. 131 157 Chapter 7. Just-in-Time Purchasing LESSON 7: Travel light and make numerous trips-like the water beetle. Contents Chapter 8. Quality Circles, Work Improvement, and Specialization LESSON 8: More self-improvement, fewer programs, less specialist intervention. Prospects for Catching Up LESSON 9: Simplicity is the natural state. 181 Chapter 9. 199 219 239 247 252 Appendix: The Kanban System Notes Bibliography index vi

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