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.Thus, 2003 was the year when U.S. automakers surpassed European automakers in short-term quality. With respect to long-term quality, Consumer Reports said, a€œour 2003 subscriber survey shows that U.S. automakers have a slightly lower problem rate than ... The prices for the Toyota Corolla ranged from $13, 000 to $16, 500 in 2005, from $10, 100 to $12, 700 in 2003, and from $6, 600 to $8, 500 in 2001.

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


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