Manufacturing for competitive advantage : becoming a world class manufacturer /

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Author / Creator:Gunn, Thomas G.
Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Ballinger Pub. Co., c1987.
Description:xvi, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Manufacturing processes -- United States.
Competition, International
Competition, International.
Manufacturing industries -- Management.
Manufacturing processes.
United States -- Manufactures -- Management.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/837851
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ISBN:0887301541
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 215-216.
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Gunn (partner, Arthur Young & Company) provides a highly readable appraisal of the current manufacturing scene in the US, together with a general strategy for achieving world-class status in that field. The primary targets are professionals and students concerned with manufacturing, but the implications of the work transcend the specific area of manufacturing, conveying an important message to all business executives and students of management. In addition, the nontechnical presentation makes the book accessible to other groups, e.g., investors, political leaders, and concerned citizens, who could profit from perusal of the work. The author organizes his materials well, presents them in a logical manner, and supports them with useful graphics. He succeeds in capturing the broad picture. Anyone interested in directly applying the methods presented may have to supplement this volume with other, more detailed publications on specific subject areas, such as project management techniques. Gunn's work is broader, more applied than others in this field, e.g. Richard J. Schonberger's World Class Manufacturing. Lower-division through graduate level collections.-W.C. Struning, Seton Hall University

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