How Emerson Rebounded from a Bad Loss
Emerson Electric was humming along in the early 1980s when it got a jolt of reality: Suddenly, it was losing valuable business to global competitors. An excerpt from the new book Performance Without Compromise.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Charles F. Knight, Davis Dye | Source: “Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge” | Subject: International | Industry: Manufacturing | Company: Emerson Electric
Profiting from spare parts
New competitive threats mean that manufacturers can no longer take their sales of aftermarket parts for granted.
Content: Article | Authors: Mark D. Mitchke, Matthew C. Rogers, Tim Gallagher | Source: “McKinsey Quarterly” | Subject: Industry Specific | Industry: Manufacturing
Warranty Management Costs in the U.S.
Worldwide Market for Aftermarket Parts
World Class Manufacturing: The Lessons of Simplicity Applied
In World Class Manufacturing, Schonberger tells the success stories of nearly 100 American corporations — including Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Honeywell, and Uniroyal — that have adopted the famed just-in-time production and “total quality control” strategies. Based on his firsthand experience as a major consultant to American industry, he examines how they did it — and illustrates how the same concrete, specific steps used by … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Richard J. Schonberger | Subjects: Industry Specific, Operations | Industry: Manufacturing
Flextronics: Staying Real in a Virtual World
By getting lean, vertical, and global, a Singaporean contract manufacturer became the biggest tech company you’ve never heard of.
Content: Case Study | Author: Jeff Ferry | Source: “strategy+business” | Subject: Operations | Industry: Manufacturing | Company: Flextronics
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Market
New Rules For Team Building
New research disproves some long-held assumptions about what works best when it comes to teamwork.
Content: Article | Author: J. Richard Hackman | Source: “Optimize Magazine” | Subject: Organizational Behavior | Industry: Manufacturing
A Global Think Tank Targets the Factory
Can hundreds of research teams working together rewrite the way we manufacture? [A look at the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) – program]
Content: Article | Author: Adam Aston | Source: “BusinessWeek” | Subjects: Best Practices, Operations | Industry: Manufacturing