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Manufacturing Strategy: Text and Cases
Synopses & Reviews
The short text includes approximately 30 real cases on manufacturing businesses. The text presents Terry Hill's well-known Order Winner Criteria. This is his strategy for manufacturing.
Book News Annotation:
Introduces concepts and terms that underpin the emerging subject area of manufacturing strategy, and helps manufacturing executives recognize and undertake the strategic dimension of their task. Outlines a proven approach to developing a manufacturing strategy, and addresses areas of order-winners and qualifiers, process choice, product profiling, focused manufacturing, and managing the supply chain. Final chapters discuss manufacturing process decisions, infrastructure formulation, and finance and accounting. Includes some 260 pages of case material. Hill is affiliated with the London Business School.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
1. International Comparisons
3. Order-Winners and Qualifiers
5. Process Choice
7. Focused ManufacturingPrinciples and Concepts
9. Make or Buy and Managing the Supply Chain
11. Accounting, Finance and Manufacturing Strategy
Case 2: Aztec Holdings, Inc.
Case 4: Franklin, Singleton and Cotton
Case 6: HQ Injection Molding Company
Case 8: Meta Products
Case 10: Nolan and Warner PLC
Case 12: Ontario Packaging
Case 14: Precision Steel PLC
Case 16: Rumack Pharmaceuticals
Case 18: Shire Products
Case 20: The Great Nuclear Fizzle at Old B &W
Case 22: Tyndall Furniture Company (B)
Case 24: Winkler, A.G.