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Managing Production : Engineering Change and Stability - Graham M. Winch

Managing Production

Engineering Change and Stability

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Published: 24th November 1994
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The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competion mounts. The problems revolve around the paradox of flexibility and productivity in the organization of production: how to compete on price while retaining the capability to respond quickly to market changes; how to develop new products faster without jeopardizing product integrity; how to increase quality while reducing costs. The recent research on lean production has explored some of these questions in the context of the motor industry. This book takes a broader audit of these issues across the full range of the metalworking sector in the United Kingdom. Focusing on the engineering/manufacturing interface, the research presented here explores how 15 leading British firms are facing up to the challenges of the 90s.

`Managing Production presents a thorough examination of a topic which has important implications for the broader debates on the extent to which changes are occurring across different types of manufacturing industry ...' Work, Employment & Society, Vol 9, No 2

The Challenge of Changep. 1
New Forms for New Timesp. 9
Analysing Organizational Stability and Changep. 28
The Context of Change: a Tectonic Approachp. 42
The Strategic Management of Productionp. 55
Organization Design for Metalworking Productionp. 69
The Engineering/Manufacturing Interfacep. 87
Co-ordinating the Engineering/Manufacturing Interfacep. 99
The Content of Change: the Case of CAD/CAMp. 113
The Process of Change: Implementationp. 126
Achieving Successful Implementationp. 139
Implications and New Directionsp. 166
Appendix Ap. 183
Appendix Bp. 189
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780198288411
ISBN-10: 0198288417
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 24th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.0  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.56