Management strategies for today's project shop economy

Glenn Bassett

Mass production is on its way out, according to Glenn Bassett, and is being replaced by a project shop economy. In a book that is both theoretical and practical Bassett examines the factors turning US economy back to the short run production methods that prevailed until the Industrial Revolution, 150 years ago. This economic change can be disorienting to management and can produce wrenching changes on the shop floor. Using the models and methods of management science, the author shows how to make the transition easier. He offers strategies for measuring business effectiveness and specific management practices appropriate to the flexible, small scale job shop. These include moderate to low capacity utilization, scheduling sensitivity to bottlenecks, and development of the job shop's most important asset - its highly skilled workers. Bassett seeks to help managers understand the true value of custom production. While the project shop can never possess the precision and efficiency of mass production, it is more effective. It puts out higher quality products and provides a more humane workplace that utilizes the full potential of skilled workers. This book will help managers of short-run/custom production and service operations and production operations managers to adapt to the changing workplace and economy.

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  • Fundamentals of capacity
  • tools and work
  • the tyranny of the machine
  • theory of value
  • capacity strategy and management of bottlenecks
  • scheduling rules
  • scheduling and motivating workers
  • putting quality first
  • principles of work flow
  • human skill and adaptation
  • compensation and reward systems for the project shop
  • where can efficiency be found?
  • operations policy and practice in the new era.

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書名 Management strategies for today's project shop economy
著作者等 Bassett, Glenn
出版元 Quorum Books
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 xvii, 244 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0899305741
NCID BA1338590X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国