World Class Manufacturing

ISBN Number : 978-93-5051-518-1

Student Price : Rs.750

Student Dollar Price : 30$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2022

No. Of Pages : 374

Book Weight :558

About The Book

The world-class producers are characterized by : (i) excellent quality, (ii) timeliness, (iii) flexibility, (iv) Superior communication, (v) the attitude of continuous improvement, (vi) a habit of collaboration and (vii) trust.

Acquiring world-class status in any field demands a meticulour, tireless and sustained commitment to scaling new peaks of performance. It means doing better than the best and being a class apart. In essence, being world-class is a journey rather than a destination.

This book titled "World-Class Manufacturing" stresses the importance of becoming world-class in manufacturing, for a firm to be competitive in the global market. Running through twelve chapters, the book focuses on manufacturing competitiveness, quality and global competitiveness and gives an overview of world-class manufacturing in the initial chapters. Further it deals with topics such as continuous improvement, elements of lean production, just-in-time systems, benchmarking, tools for process improvement, world-class quality management, total productive maintenance, world-class supply management and Toyota Production System.

An understanding of the above topics dealt in the book, would certainly help the readers to appreciate the need for a firm to become "world-class" and to strive for improvement of the organizations for which they work, to the "world-class" status.


Contents -

1. Manufacturing Competitiveness
2. World Class Manufacturing - an Overview
3. Quality and Global Competitiveness
4. Continuous Improvement
5. Elements of Lean Production
6. Just-in-Time Systems
7. Benchmarking
8. Tools for Process Improvement
9. World Class Quality Management
10. Total Productive Maintenance
11. World Class Supply Management
12. Toyota Productive Maintenance

About The Author

K. Shridhara Bhat, a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with postgraduate diploma in Industrial Management and Master`s degree in Business Administration is currently engaged in part-time teaching as a visiting professor and consultancy in the field of management education and industry.

Earlier, he worked as Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies, East Point College of Engineering and Technology and BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore during the period of 1994 to 2005.

Before taking up teaching profession, he served Bharat Electronics for a period of about 26 years in the areas of Production and Operations Management, Materials Management, Research and Development, Human Resource Management, etc.

He has authored books in subjects such as – Production and Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Business Process Reengineering, Operations Research and Quantitative Techniques, Management and Behavioural Processes, World-class Manufacturing, Logistics Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc.

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