Manufacturing Strategy Text and Cases

ISBN-10: 0256230722

ISBN-13: 9780256230727

Edition: 3rd 2000

Authors: Terry J. Hill

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Now with more examples and coverage of supply-chain, logistics, product design and quality, and accounting aspects of manufacturing, this text presents the author's well-known Order Winner Criteria for manufacturing.
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List price: $164.06
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

International Comparisonsp. 1
Manufacturing Outputp. 1
Productivity: National Comparisonsp. 5
Productivity: Plant-Level Comparisonsp. 7
Why Have These Trends in Manufacturing Happened?p. 9
Manufacturing Strategyp. 13
Conclusionp. 15
Developing a Manufacturing Strategy--Principles and Conceptsp. 19
Functional Strategiesp. 20
Strategies versus Philosophiesp. 21
Functional Dominance within Corporate Strategyp. 22
Reasons for Manufacturing's Reactive Role in Corporate Strategyp. 23
The Content of Corporate Strategyp. 27
Developing a Manufacturing Strategyp. 29
Order-Winners and Qualifiersp. 35
The Procedure for Establishing Order-Winners and Qualifiersp. 39
Understanding the Criteria Chosen and Their Relative Weightingsp. 41
The Outputs of Manufacturing Strategyp. 43
Manufacturing Typically Develops More Than One Strategyp. 44
Conclusionp. 45
Order-Winners and Qualifiersp. 49
Strategic Scenarios and Approachesp. 49
Strategic Vacuump. 50
Understanding Marketsp. 51
Characteristics of Today's Markets--Difference and Speed of Changep. 51
Order-Winners and Qualifiers--Basic Characteristicsp. 52
Order-Winners and Qualifiers--Specific Dimensionsp. 53
Benchmarkingp. 78
Determining Order-Winners and Qualifiersp. 82
Conclusionp. 83
Developing a Manufacturing Strategy--Methodologyp. 87
Genetic Strategies: Today's Version of the Alchemist's Stonep. 88
The Nature of Strategy: Directional and Iterativep. 89
Checking Marketsp. 89
Relating Manufacturing to Agreed Marketsp. 103
Conclusionp. 107
Process Choicep. 109
Process Choicep. 110
Business Implications of Process Choicep. 118
Selected Business Implicationsp. 123
An Overview of Process Choicep. 128
Hybrid Processesp. 130
Review of the Use of Numerical Control (NC) in Hybrid Processesp. 139
Corporate Manufacturing Responses to Similar Marketsp. 140
Technology Strategyp. 141
Conclusionp. 143
Product Profilingp. 145
The Need to Expand Manufacturing Strategy's Language Basep. 146
Product Profilingp. 146
Company-Based Profilesp. 148
Product-Based Profilesp. 154
Using Product Profilingp. 156
Conclusionp. 157
Focused Manufacturing--Principles and Conceptsp. 159
Focused Manufacturingp. 160
Trade-Offs in Focused Manufacturingp. 164
Alternative Approaches to Focused Manufacturingp. 165
Plant-within-a-Plant Configurationp. 166
Focus and the Product Life Cyclep. 167
Progression or Regression in Focused Manufacturingp. 171
Conclusionp. 171
Focused Manufacturing--Methodologyp. 175
Origins of Existing Plantsp. 175
Moving to Focused Plantsp. 176
Steps toward Focused Plantsp. 178
Focus Regression versus Focus Progressionp. 181
Implementing Focus: Examples and Illustrationsp. 181
Focused Plants: Outcomesp. 183
Conclusionp. 185
Make or Buy and Managing the Supply Chainp. 187
Reasons for Choosing Whether to Make or Buyp. 187
Issues Involved in Changing Make-or-Buy Decisionsp. 193
Levels of Vertical Integrationp. 197
The Hollow Corporationp. 201
Alternatives to Widening the Internal Span of Processp. 205
Managing the Supply Chainp. 207
Supply Chain Management Issuesp. 208
Developing the Supply Chainp. 213
Aspects of Changep. 217
Summary of Benefitsp. 221
Conclusionp. 227
Manufacturing Infrastructure Developmentp. 231
Manufacturing Infrastructure Issuesp. 233
Infrastructure Developmentp. 235
Organizational Issuesp. 238
Operational Effects of Structural Decisionsp. 243
Strategy-Based Alternativesp. 244
Operational Controlp. 249
Conclusionp. 264
Accounting, Finance, and Manufacturing Strategyp. 267
Investment Decisionsp. 268
The Need for a Strategic View of Investmentsp. 269
Operating Controls and Informationp. 283
The Simplistic Nature of Accounting Informationp. 284
The Need for Accounting System Developmentp. 286
Conclusionp. 293
Anonke Apparel Company, Limitedp. 297
Aztec Holdings, Inc.p. 321
Control Electronics Inc.p. 333
Franklin, Singleton and Cottonp. 347
Hoffmann Tobaccop. 354
HQ Injection Molding Companyp. 365
Klein Productsp. 381
Meta Productsp. 391
Millstone Packagingp. 407
Nolan and Warner Plc.p. 413
Norex Printing Servicesp. 420
Ontario Packagingp. 431
Peterson Carton Servicesp. 434
Precision Steel Plcp. 452
Ransom Electronic Productsp. 467
Rumack Pharmaceuticalsp. 477
Sherpinp. 485
Shire Productsp. 493
Tama Electronics Inc.p. 514
The Great Nuclear Fizzle at Old B and Wp. 522
Tyndall Furniture Company (A)p. 531
Tyndall Furniture Company (B)p. 539
Tyndall Furniture Company (C)p. 552
Winkler, A. G.p. 563
Indexp. 582
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