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Beyond World-Class Productivity

Industrial Engineering Practice and Theory

Authors: Sakamoto, Shigeyasu

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  • Case studies illustrate actual productivity results from companies that have employed the author as a consultant
  • Provides new insights into effectiveness in unit labour costs
  • Makes productivity results easy to understand through use of figures
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From the automotive industry to the semiconductor industry, manufacturers are suffering from an overabundance of automation methods that they cannot fully comprehend or afford, and glamorous leadership techniques that are simply not sustainable. In this respect, management has lost its way. Beyond World-Class Productivity shows why a return to traditional tools and the power of people can help companies meet today’s challenges in the manufacturing sector.

Beyond World-Class Productivity gives readers a balance of essential information, theory and case studies. Readers can expect to gain new insights into engineering approaches to productivity, profitability and real or non-real gain, including:

  • useful tools for industrial engineering
  • effectiveness in unit labor costs;
  • feasibility studies
  • work simplification; and
  • developing mind innovation.

Practical examples and their accompanying commentary come from the author’s 40 years of real-world experience on the shop floor and in the boardroom. Figures are also provided to illustrate actual productivity results from real companies.

Both managers and engineers can appreciate Beyond World-Class Productivity as an enlightening guide to the improvement of productivity and profitability within the manufacturing sector.

About the authors

Shigeyasu Sakamoto is a management consultant in productivity improvement and president of Productivity Partner Incorporation. Before his current appointment, Dr Sakamoto was vice president of Maynard MEC AB (Sweden) and vice president of JMAC (Japan).

Dr Sakamoto is a Fellow at the World Academy of Productivity Science. He received his doctorate degree of policy science from the Graduate School of Doshisha University in Japan and is certified as a P.E. by the Japanese government. He is also certified as an industrial engineer by the European Institute of Industrial Engineers, an MTM instructor by the International MTM Directorate (IMD), and a MOST instructor by Maynard Management Institute. He worked for the IMD as the technical coordinator responsible for developing a new system of MTM. Dr Sakamoto is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is also a Work Factor and Mento Factor Instructor for WOFAC Corporation.

Dr. Sakamoto has published many books and papers in English and Japanese regarding productivity, industrial engineering and work measurement. Recently, he explored the subject of company dignity through experiences as management consultant of productivity. Dr. Sakamoto insists that the fundamentals for a higher level of Syakaku* are only achieveable through a higher level of profitability based on a higher level of productivity.


*Shakaku is company dignity; that is, intentional management of the compatibility of social and economical items, and reconsideration of wealth or welfare.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-269-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-268-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6067-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond World-Class Productivity
Book Subtitle
Industrial Engineering Practice and Theory
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-269-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-269-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-268-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6067-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 231
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