Factory Man: How Jim Harbour Discovered Toyota's Quality and Productivity Methods and Helped the U.S. Auto Industry Get Competitive

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
This is the story of James Harbour, which documents the epic struggle of the US auto industry to catch up to Japan in quality and productivity. This title includes a description of how Detroit went astray, beginning right after World War II. It explains why Detroit hasn't quite caught up and how desperate the situation has become.
 

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Contents

A Toolmakers Son
1
My Factory Education
9
The Chrysler Debacle
21
My Turn to Go
37
The Atom Bomb
47
At WarnerLambert
55
GMs Most Dangerous Decade
69
The Japanese in North America
81
General Motors and the Three Cs
103
My Days in Journalism and the Everlasting Customer
109
Why It Hasnt Worked
115
A Word About Trade
127
Whither the Big Three?
135
Why We Should Care About Manufacturing
149
Epilogue
163
Copyright

The Harbour Report
89

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