Innovations in Competitive Manufacturing

  • Paul M. Swamidass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Competitive Posture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Paul M. Swamidass, Neil R. Darlow
      Pages 17-24
    3. Morgan Swink
      Pages 25-31
  4. Competitive Customer Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Stanley E. Fawcett, M. Bixby Cooper
      Pages 35-44
  5. Developing Competitive Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. V. Sridharan, R. Lawrence Laforge
      Pages 59-66
  6. Competing on Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. R. Nat Natarajan
      Pages 69-81
    3. Elisabeth J. Umble
      Pages 83-92
  7. The Rise of Work Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. John K. McCreery, Matthew C. Bloom
      Pages 95-106
  8. Competing on Flexibility and Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Kathryn E. Stecke, Rodney P. Parker
      Pages 109-116
    3. Paul M. Swamidass
      Pages 117-136
    4. Pratap S. S. Chinnaiah, Sagar V. Kamarthi
      Pages 145-154
    5. Pratap S. S. Chinnaiah, Sagar V. Kamarthi
      Pages 155-164
  9. Lean Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Gregory P. White
      Pages 167-176
    3. J. T. Black
      Pages 177-186
    4. Kathleen E. McKone, Elliott N. Weiss
      Pages 187-197
    5. John M. Burnham, David Lambert, Charles W. Smith Jr., John A. Welch, Dale A. Wilson
      Pages 199-213
    6. P. K. Raju, Chetan S. Sankar
      Pages 215-227
  10. Product Design and Development Redefined

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. K. Ravi Kumar, George C. Hadjinicola
      Pages 231-243
    3. Morgan Swink
      Pages 245-261
    4. Christoph H. Loch, Christian Terwiesch
      Pages 263-273
    5. Rebecca Duray
      Pages 275-282
    6. Pratap S. S. Chinnaiah, Sagar V. Kamarthi
      Pages 283-296
    7. John W. Kamauff Jr., Robert D. Landel, Larry Richards
      Pages 297-321
  11. The Revolution in the Supply Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Brian Leavy
      Pages 325-331
  12. Competing Globally

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Arnoud De Meyer
      Pages 361-369
  13. Opportunities in Tackling Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Robert D. Klassen
      Pages 373-381
  14. The Revolution in Costing and Performance Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Monte R. Swain, Stanley E. Fawcett
      Pages 385-398
    3. Ram Ramanan
      Pages 399-405
    4. Ramachandran Ramanan
      Pages 407-412
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 427-439

About this book


Innovations in Competitive Manufacturing is an examination of manufacturing innovations - both technical and knowledge-based. Over the recent past, technology has created dramatic changes in manufacturing. As a result, the book focuses on the use of technology in gaining competitive advantage in global manufacturing. Forty topics are surveyed in the book, organized into thirteen chapters. Each topic is a carefully written account by one or more leading researchers in that area. This is the first systematic examination of the recent innovations in manufacturing strategy and technology. In addition to providing an understanding of these manufacturing innovations, the book underscores the strategic importance of creating and sustaining the technological resources to ensure a stable manufacturing economic base. The book's purpose is to examine the elements that make today's manufacturers successful.
Many examples from industry throughout the book will enable the reader to appreciate and comprehend the concepts presented in the article. In addition to the technical and innovative information, implementation issues concerning new ideas and manufacturing practices are explored within the topical discussions. Four in-depth descriptions of real-life cases provide illustration of key principles.
The book has been constructed as a reference tool for manufacturing researchers, students, and practitioners. Hence, after reading the introduction `Innovation in Competitive Manufacturing: From JIT to E-Business', any section or topic in the book can be consulted and/or read in any sequence the reader may choose.


Manufacturing Manufacturing Strategy automation design development linear optimization product design

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Swamidass
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of BusinessAuburn UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Thomas Walter Center for Technology ManagementAuburn UniversityUSA

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