Building on two previous works, "Japanese Manufacturing Techniques" and "World Class Manufacturing" - the latter regarded by the prestigious journal "Quality Progress" as a "milestone in the second Industrial Revolution" - Richard Schonberger introduces a new concept. He argues that each of the four main business functions - design, manufacturing, accounting, and marketing - becomes a "customer" for the other three and that the many links between and within departments form a continuous "chain of customers" that extends to those who buy the product. Through hundreds of real company examples of the customer chain of action, Dr Schonberger shows how it quickens response rates, increases product quality, lowers costs, adds greater flexibility to change volume and product mix and takes sales away from the laggard competition.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9780029279915 Number of pages: 260 Weight: 1 g Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 32 mm
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