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  • Author(s) James A. Jordan Jr. / Frederick J. Michel
  • SubtitleMethods and Techniques
  • Edition1
  • Published6th March 2000
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780471360063

Methods and Techniques

During the 1990s, an ambitious three-year research program
identified the steps manufacturing companies must take to become
globally competitive. The prestigious Next Generation Manufacturing
(NGM) Project combined the insights and perspectives of business
and academia's most astute thinkers. It featured the cumulative
experience of over thirty top global manufacturing firms, the
Agility Forum, the engineering and management schools of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Oak Ridge Centers
for Manufacturing Technology, as well as many other highly regarded
organizations. The Project resulted in a vision for the future of
manufacturing and a framework for action.



Next Generation Manufacturing is the first book to cover the NGM
Project and its recommendations for creating and maintaining a
successful manufacturing enterprise. It describes how manufacturing
is continuing to evolve and the significant changes companies must
make to remain competitive in the next decade.



Addressing the dilemmas faced by today's corporate management, the
authors walk the reader through strategies for meeting corporate
goals and the expectations of customers; the techniques and tools
available to achieve them; and how to define success through
measurements. They offer a comprehensive program for applying the
product development techniques, metrics, and knowledge management
approaches for stellar manufacturing.



Vital to next generation manufacturing is understanding the roles
of innovation, knowledge, and people in ensuring the competitive
readiness of a company. The book identifies the strategies to
achieve this, including:

* Build a strong workforce

* Develop and implement advanced knowledge processes

* Use advanced manufacturing systems, processes, equipment, and
technology

* Integrate competitive strengths



Included are real-world examples from participating firms in the
NGM Project that have achieved NGM attributes, such as Chrysler and
Boeing, as well as a full-length hypothetical case. Also provided
are the methodologies for making a high-quality product at the
lowest possible cost and getting it to market in the shortest
possible time.



The authors have extended the work of the NGM Project by developing
ways to link NGM with corporate strategic goals for achieving and
sustaining profitability. They expand the concepts of NGM by
covering management and financial issues that, until now, have not
been fully addressed. The authors also provide a glimpse into the
future, examining where manufacturing may be headed beyond the next
decade.



For any manager or owner concerned about the long-term survival of
their manufacturing enterprise, Next Generation Manufacturing
provides the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary for
achieving success in the twenty-first century.



Praise for

NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING



"Jordan and Michel capture the diverse and often conflicting
concerns of manufacturing business leaders worldwide. . . . The
lessons [in this book] have widespread application in companies of
almost any size."-Professor Peter Sackett, Head of Department,
Cranfield University



"Throughout history, manufacturing of flint arrowheads to
sophisticated computer chips has been a mainstay of societal
growth. Indeed, technology epochs have been named for significant
occurrences; e.g., the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing
productivity fueled by mass production technology. We are now
witnessing the start of one of these rare epochs, the Knowledge
Age, manufacturing productivity fueled by information and knowledge
technology. Next Generation Manufacturing provides an exciting
insight into this emerging epoch; an easily read, accurate, and
insightful book on manufacturing history in the making."-Gene
Meieran, Intel Fellow, Intel Corporation

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  • Author(s) James A. Jordan Jr. / Frederick J. Michel
  • SubtitleMethods and Techniques
  • Edition1
  • Published6th March 2000
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780471360063

Methods and Techniques

During the 1990s, an ambitious three-year research program
identified the steps manufacturing companies must take to become
globally competitive. The prestigious Next Generation Manufacturing
(NGM) Project combined the insights and perspectives of business
and academia's most astute thinkers. It featured the cumulative
experience of over thirty top global manufacturing firms, the
Agility Forum, the engineering and management schools of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Oak Ridge Centers
for Manufacturing Technology, as well as many other highly regarded
organizations. The Project resulted in a vision for the future of
manufacturing and a framework for action.



Next Generation Manufacturing is the first book to cover the NGM
Project and its recommendations for creating and maintaining a
successful manufacturing enterprise. It describes how manufacturing
is continuing to evolve and the significant changes companies must
make to remain competitive in the next decade.



Addressing the dilemmas faced by today's corporate management, the
authors walk the reader through strategies for meeting corporate
goals and the expectations of customers; the techniques and tools
available to achieve them; and how to define success through
measurements. They offer a comprehensive program for applying the
product development techniques, metrics, and knowledge management
approaches for stellar manufacturing.



Vital to next generation manufacturing is understanding the roles
of innovation, knowledge, and people in ensuring the competitive
readiness of a company. The book identifies the strategies to
achieve this, including:

* Build a strong workforce

* Develop and implement advanced knowledge processes

* Use advanced manufacturing systems, processes, equipment, and
technology

* Integrate competitive strengths



Included are real-world examples from participating firms in the
NGM Project that have achieved NGM attributes, such as Chrysler and
Boeing, as well as a full-length hypothetical case. Also provided
are the methodologies for making a high-quality product at the
lowest possible cost and getting it to market in the shortest
possible time.



The authors have extended the work of the NGM Project by developing
ways to link NGM with corporate strategic goals for achieving and
sustaining profitability. They expand the concepts of NGM by
covering management and financial issues that, until now, have not
been fully addressed. The authors also provide a glimpse into the
future, examining where manufacturing may be headed beyond the next
decade.



For any manager or owner concerned about the long-term survival of
their manufacturing enterprise, Next Generation Manufacturing
provides the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary for
achieving success in the twenty-first century.



Praise for

NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING



"Jordan and Michel capture the diverse and often conflicting
concerns of manufacturing business leaders worldwide. . . . The
lessons [in this book] have widespread application in companies of
almost any size."-Professor Peter Sackett, Head of Department,
Cranfield University



"Throughout history, manufacturing of flint arrowheads to
sophisticated computer chips has been a mainstay of societal
growth. Indeed, technology epochs have been named for significant
occurrences; e.g., the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing
productivity fueled by mass production technology. We are now
witnessing the start of one of these rare epochs, the Knowledge
Age, manufacturing productivity fueled by information and knowledge
technology. Next Generation Manufacturing provides an exciting
insight into this emerging epoch; an easily read, accurate, and
insightful book on manufacturing history in the making."-Gene
Meieran, Intel Fellow, Intel Corporation
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