Manufacturing Management

Learning through Case Studies

  • Authors
  • D. G. Coward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. D. G. Coward
    Pages 10-25
  3. D. G. Coward
    Pages 26-47
  4. D. G. Coward
    Pages 48-63
  5. D. G. Coward
    Pages 64-86
  6. D. G. Coward
    Pages 106-122
  7. D. G. Coward
    Pages 123-148
  8. D. G. Coward
    Pages 188-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 202-204

About this book


In engineering management, the important resources of manpower, materials and machines need special attention in order to achieve competitive advantage. In this case study approach, some relevant theory is provided, with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses for application. The challenge for the reader is to improve the current situation, given the facts that have been identified. All the cases are open-ended, so the actual changes adopted with outcomes obtained are included, thus facilitating comparisons.
The cases cover topics such as strategy formulation, management structure, cost estimation, production control and delivery, productivity, assembly line output, investment decisions, management information decisions, quality systems, health and safety aspects, TQM and continuous improvement, measuring and monitoring results.


business design machines management material organization planning plastics problem solving production strategy total quality management (TQM)

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