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Hybrid Factory: The Japanese Production System in The United by Tetsuo Abo PDF

By Tetsuo Abo

ISBN-10: 0195079744

ISBN-13: 9780195079746

As jap automobile and electronics enterprises have elevated their operations into the U.S. extra awareness has been excited about eastern administration and production. In Hybrid Factory a workforce of jap and American students explores the potential of the powerful move of eastern administration and creation platforms which have been credited with giving jap organizations their aggressive superiority to a far varied nationwide tradition. The e-book appears to be like particularly at which administration elements, that supply power to eastern creation platforms, can continue to exist the move to the us or no matter if the extensively diverse social and cultural atmosphere makes this sort of move impossible.

Tetsuo Abo, University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Itagaki, Saitama University
Duane Kujawa, University of Miami
Kunio Kamiyama, Josai University
Hiroshi Kumon, Hosei University
Tetsuji Kawamura, Teikyo University
Mira Wilkins, Florida overseas University

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Without such a performance analysis, the significance of any particular degree of hybrid evaluation would be unclear. Fully aware of the value of such a performance evaluation, we made careful theoretical and technical preparations based on advice from various industry specialists. We then accumulated extensive data through visits to plants in Japan and abroad. Since this was still insufficient, we requested further data from each of the plants involved in this study following completion of the actual survey.

The preliminary research reported in our previous publication was not received without some argument. The most noteworthy criticism was probably Koike's views concerning the international transfer of Japanese production technology. His views are important largely due to the fact that at one point they had a major influence on the construction of the theoretical framework we used for this joint research. His arguments are also notable because they differ from ours on some rather important points.

S. plants, and discussions with American members of the project team influenced the selection and description of the elements included in our model. S. S. S. plant of a Japanese firm would have to adapt a particular element to the American system. The resulting form is shown in Table 2-1 (Chapter 2). This form lists 23 elements (element 24 is of a slightly different nature) broadly classified into 6 groups. S. S. e. the "hybrids," was evaluated for each element on a scale of 1 to 5 according to where it was situated on a continuum between these two models.

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