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Reinventing the Factory: Productivity Breakthroughs in Manufacturing Today.

Two Arthur Andersen consultants look at a number of productivity-and profitability-improvement techniques, particularly decentralizing operations into subplants and just-in-time inventory and production. Assembly process design and machining process design receive much attention as do materials management and storage problems. They also examine many potential improvements that don't require major changes in operating practices or large outlays of capital, such as better space utilization and redefined job classifications. Their ideas are well illustrated with diagrams and examples. This is an important book that should be read by accountants in industry and others interested in the major changes being made today in manufacturing techniques.
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Author:Fogg, Stephen L.
Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 1, 1990
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