skip to content
The critical path : inventing an automobile and reinventing a corporation Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The critical path : inventing an automobile and reinventing a corporation

Author: Brock Yates
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The story of how Chrysler's minivan team created an automobile that captured the 1995 Motor Trend Car of the Year and other major awards - and reinvented a perilously entrenched corporation in the process - is as dramatic and inspiring a story as any in business today. Brock Yates, one of the most respected writers in the auto world, was given unprecedented access to Chrysler - every planning session, presentation,
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brock Yates
ISBN: 0316967084 9780316967082
OCLC Number: 34474007
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The great farewell --
Building the box --
Bulldoze the walls--
The chimneys collapse --
The varsity takes the field --
Enter 692SG --
Ride and drive --
The hard part begins --
Nowhere to hide--
Showtime in St. Louis --
Boulders, rocks, and sand --
In the trenches --
Return of the Mogul --
The end of the beginning.
Responsibility: Brock Yates.
More information:

Abstract:

The story of how Chrysler's minivan team created an automobile that captured the 1995 Motor Trend Car of the Year and other major awards - and reinvented a perilously entrenched corporation in the process - is as dramatic and inspiring a story as any in business today. Brock Yates, one of the most respected writers in the auto world, was given unprecedented access to Chrysler - every planning session, presentation, budget review, test drive, assembly line start-up, and.

Marketing launch. The result is a book that unveils the mysteries of modern car-making, revealing how cars are shaped through countless interlinked decisions ranging from size and power to door configurations, color selections, and innumerable other interconnected details. It also captures the complex process by which the thousands of separate pieces that make up a car are designed, tested, manufactured, and marshaled into place at the exact moment they are needed. For.

Any reader who cares about cars, this is the most intriguing look inside the mysteries of their creation ever written. At the same time, The Critical Path recounts an extraordinary drama of all-too-human managers attempting to make something new, in a new way, inside a corporate culture that resists them at every turn. The story of how Chrysler's minivan platform team kept their commitment to quality, schedule, and budget - with a $3 billion investment and the company's.

Fate palpably in the balance - is as encouraging a tale as has emerged from American business in years. The unprecedented triumph and Chrysler's resultant comeback is a lesson in successful management that will be savored by any reader interested in how great companies make breakthrough products.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34474007> # The critical path : inventing an automobile and reinventing a corporation
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "34474007" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> ; # Boston
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Topic/voyager_van_design_and_construction_history> ; # Voyager van--Design and construction--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Organization/chrysler_corporation> ; # Chrysler Corporation.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Topic/caravan_van_design_and_construction_history> ; # Caravan van--Design and construction--History
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/338.76292220973/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/136514880> ; # Chrysler Corporation.
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1996" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/52752228> ; # Brock Yates
   schema:datePublished "1996" ;
   schema:description "The great farewell -- Building the box -- Bulldoze the walls-- The chimneys collapse -- The varsity takes the field -- Enter 692SG -- Ride and drive -- The hard part begins -- Nowhere to hide-- Showtime in St. Louis -- Boulders, rocks, and sand -- In the trenches -- Return of the Mogul -- The end of the beginning."@en ;
   schema:description "Marketing launch. The result is a book that unveils the mysteries of modern car-making, revealing how cars are shaped through countless interlinked decisions ranging from size and power to door configurations, color selections, and innumerable other interconnected details. It also captures the complex process by which the thousands of separate pieces that make up a car are designed, tested, manufactured, and marshaled into place at the exact moment they are needed. For."@en ;
   schema:description "Any reader who cares about cars, this is the most intriguing look inside the mysteries of their creation ever written. At the same time, The Critical Path recounts an extraordinary drama of all-too-human managers attempting to make something new, in a new way, inside a corporate culture that resists them at every turn. The story of how Chrysler's minivan platform team kept their commitment to quality, schedule, and budget - with a $3 billion investment and the company's."@en ;
   schema:description "Fate palpably in the balance - is as encouraging a tale as has emerged from American business in years. The unprecedented triumph and Chrysler's resultant comeback is a lesson in successful management that will be savored by any reader interested in how great companies make breakthrough products."@en ;
   schema:description "The story of how Chrysler's minivan team created an automobile that captured the 1995 Motor Trend Car of the Year and other major awards - and reinvented a perilously entrenched corporation in the process - is as dramatic and inspiring a story as any in business today. Brock Yates, one of the most respected writers in the auto world, was given unprecedented access to Chrysler - every planning session, presentation, budget review, test drive, assembly line start-up, and."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/20475097> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The critical path : inventing an automobile and reinventing a corporation"@en ;
   schema:productID "34474007" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/34474007#PublicationEvent/boston_little_brown_1996> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Agent/little_brown> ; # Little, Brown
   schema:url <http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/toc/96005856.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316967082> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9750160> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/34474007> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> # Boston
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Boston" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Topic/caravan_van_design_and_construction_history> # Caravan van--Design and construction--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh91006338> ;
   schema:name "Caravan van--Design and construction--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/20475097#Topic/voyager_van_design_and_construction_history> # Voyager van--Design and construction--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh91006339> ;
   schema:name "Voyager van--Design and construction--History"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/136514880> # Chrysler Corporation.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Chrysler Corporation." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/52752228> # Brock Yates
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1933" ;
   schema:deathDate "2016" ;
   schema:familyName "Yates" ;
   schema:givenName "Brock" ;
   schema:name "Brock Yates" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316967082>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0316967084" ;
   schema:isbn "9780316967082" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.