Time to Market: Reducing Product Lead Time, Issue 1807

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1991 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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A key manufacturing issue is speed strategy how to bring new products to market faster while maintaining quality and cost effectiveness. Time to Market: Reducing Product Lead Time is a book that managers at all levels will want to read. It will inform you of the importance of speed to your organization, share examples of how leading companies improved their customer responsiveness and brought new products to market faster, and provide evaluation tools you can use to implement key techniques within your own organization.

 

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Contents

Background
1
Toward A Revolution In Design
13
Running A Successful MultiFunctional Team
41
Implementing Time To Market Teams
57
Computers In Design and Manufacturing
71
World Class TimeReducing Manufacturing Techniques
99
Additional Manufacturing Techniques To Speed Time To Market
157
Reducing Bureaucracy
183
Implementing WorldClass Manufacturing
199
Building Speed Techniques Into DaytoDay Management
227
Even the Giants Can Adapt To Speed
247
Conclusion
261
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Page 3 - ... or more reduction in direct cost of manufacture. And even greater reductions are coming, owing to new materials and materialsprocessing techniques. Direct labor, even lower cost labor, accounts for so little of the total picture that companies still focusing on this factor are misleading themselves...
Page 4 - ... consolidating plants, focusing their operations, outsourcing, divesting businesses, pulling out of markets, or moving upscale. 3. Attacking, either directly or indirectly. The direct attack involves the classic confrontation — cut price and add capacity, creating head-on competition. Indirect attack requires surprise. Competitors either do not understand the strategies being used against them or they do understand but cannot respond — sometimes because of the speed of the attack, sometimes...
Page 1 - How to do more" was emphasized in the 60s. "How to do it cheaper" became important in the 70s. "How to do it better" was certainly the theme of the 80s.

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About the author (1991)

Cy Charney (Thornhill, Ontario) is president of Charney and Associates, Inc., an organizational and individual performance improvement consulting firm. He is the author of "The Portable Mentor" and" The Instant Sales Pro,

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