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20 Keys to Workplce Imp-refer to 20krev [Hardcover]

Iwao Kobayashi
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1 Aug 1990 0915299615 978-0915299614

20 Keys has helped many manufacturing companies integrate the top manufacturing improvement methods into a coordinated system for drastic and continual improvement in involvement, quality, and productivity. This program provides the strategies necessary to achieve ambitious goals through a five-level scoring system.

The revised edition is improved with upgraded criteria for the five-level scoring system to guide your company to world-class status. New material and updated layout make implementation even easier. Two valuable case studies demonstrate effective use by both a Japanese company and an American manufacturer.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Productivity Press (1 Aug 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915299615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915299614
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,167,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is the first work I have read that sets a structure and framework for organizations to follow if they wish to revolutionize the workplace. Kobayashi has removed the mystery of how to accomplish major improvement in a business. His insight is true genius!"

--John Sutter, VP of Manufacturing, National Rubber Company, Inc. June 2004

"An extraordinarily powerful book...pulls together all the strands of world class manufacturing into a package which is readily understandable at all levels of an organization. By using simple drawings Kobayashi truly demonstrates that 'every picture speaks a thousand words' and in the process produces a methodology which ensures that everyone will work together for the common good. Not only does it inspire; it also shows how to achieve."

--Peter D. Wickens, Centre for Achievement in Manuf. Mgmt, U. of Sunderland, June 2004

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Roadmap to Success 23 April 2004
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This book is full of wisdom and common sense.
It describes clearly andconcisely each of the twenty strands which, when taken together, will giveany kind of business
a framework within which to plan and monitor itscontinuous improvement.
Be aware, though, that this is very much a bookwhich describes what the twenty keys are, rather than a prescription forhow to go about implementing the programme.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Straight forward approach to increased productivity 2 July 1997
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This is must reading for all production personnel interested in understanding how to obtain more throughtput from existing resources. The twenty steps are proven techniques and you do not need an advanced degree or significant training to fully implement these methods for reducing costs of inventory, maintenance, loss time searching for tools or components. Should be on every consultants desk and is must reading for all line managers. Principles can be applied to all operating groups not just production organizations. You will not be disappointed, but surprised at the simplicity and the quick results
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