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Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Graham M. Winch

Abstract

The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competition 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 rang ... More

Keywords: production management, product integrity, lean production, motor industry, metalworking, United Kingdom, engineering/manufacturing interface, British firms, engineering, manufacturing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham M. Winch, author
University College, London
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