Hybrid Factories in the United States

Hybrid Factories in the United States

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This book assesses the transferability of Japanese-style management and production systems to 81 factories in North America owned by Japanese companies. All of the book's investigations are based on an original methodology, qhybridization analysisq, which quantifies the degree to which features of the Japanese system have been transplanted, using an elaborate checklist and scoring system. With its wealth of data, it should serve as a handy reference volume to anyone interested in the issue of international management and the impact of globalization upon production models.Consumer Reports of April 2004 described the quality situation as follows: a€œIt shows that among cars less than a year old, the average problem rate for European ... U.S. and European automakers were tied at about 21 problems per 100a€ (ConsumerReports, April 2004, 16). ... For this analysis, we will evaluate the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cobalt, and Ford Focus, which are equipped withanbsp;...

Title:Hybrid Factories in the United States
Author:Tetsuji Kawamura
Publisher:OUP USA - 2011-07-07


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