The New Competitive Challenge for Manufacturing. The Concept of Manufacturing Strategy. Long-term Capacity Strategies. Facilities Strategy. Implementing Facilities Planning Processes. The Technology of Manufacturing Processes. Matching Process Technology with Product/MarketRequirements. The Experience Curve--A Framework for Manufacturing PerformanceImprovement. Vertical Integration and Sourcing. Managing Changes in Manufacturing's Technology andStructure. German Approaches to Manufacturing Management. Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing Management. Learning from Your World-class Competitors. Building Manufacturing's Competitive Potential. Index.
ROBERT H. HAYES is the Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School He has published widely; three of his articles won McKinsey Awards for the best articles published in the Harvard Business Review during those years His latest book, Strategic Operations: Competing Through Capabilities, was published in 1996. STEVEN C. WHEELWRIGHT is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Retired, at Harvard Business School.