Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Manufacturing Excellence

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Cashman Dudley, 1999 - Manufactures - 356 pages
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Make more money in the manufacturing business - but not through cost-cutting and employee layoffs. This book clearly describes how you can turn common sense into common practice to achieve superior manufacturing performance and low-cost production.

Presenting the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world, this book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using companies in the world, this book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a fictional company called Beta International, the book illustrates the success and failures of the world's premier manufacturers thus revealing a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company.

Through the experience of Beta International, you'll see how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, and improve many other aspects that ultimately raise your company's performance to the level of world-class. Making Common Sense Common Practice takes a good, hard look at plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training and even offers a chapter on how to implement a computerized maintenance management system.

In today's tough competitive markets, Making Common Sense Common Practice greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed - and profit.

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The Scene 1 The Players 3 Integrating the Manufacturing
A Model for Becoming the LowCost Producer 13 Measuring

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Ron earned his Master of Theology and Doctorate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. His years of teaching in the public school classroom and leading a growing, multi-site church in Pennsylvania provide a solid base for his ability to be an excellent communicator of God's Word. Ron's daily radio broadcast can be heard in many different cities across the United States. Go to to find a city near you and sign up for Ron's daily devotional message. Ron and his wife of twenty-nine years, Lori, have four children.

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