The hybrid factory in the United States : the Japanese-style management and production system under the global economy (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The hybrid factory in the United States : the Japanese-style management and production system under the global economy

Author: Tetsuji Kawamura
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: Since the early 1980s, Japanese firms have massively globalized their production operations and have shown superb competitive powers in global markets. This meant, however, they had to establish their unique Japanese-style management and production system locally, taking into account different conditions in countries that had not originally nurtured their unique system. In each case, firms found ways to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tetsuji Kawamura
ISBN: 9780190258528 0190258527 9780195311969 0195311965
OCLC Number: 908089597
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
1: Introduction: Japanese-Style Management And Production System In The United States / Tetsuji Kawamura: --
1-1: Japanese and US production systems in the United States: the significance of the hybrid model analysis --
1-2: Evaluation criteria for the hybrid model --
2: Japanese Management System And The Corporate Strategies Of Japanese Companies / Hiroshi Itagaki: --
3: Hybrid Analysis Of Japanese Transplants In The United States: --
3-1: General features of Japanese hybrid factories in North America: temporal and regional comparisons / Wooseok Juhn and Hiroshi Itagaki --
3-2: Automobile industries --
3-2-1: Automobile industry in North America / Hiroshi Kumon --
3-2-2: Japanese automobile firms in North America / Shinya Orihashi --
3-2-3: Auto assembly / Kunio Kamiyama --
3-2-4: Auto parts and components / Katsuo Yamazaki --
3-3: Electronics industries --
3-3-1: Electronics assembly / Tetsuji Kawamura and Yanshu Hao --
3-3-2: Other electronics / Hiroshi Itagaki --
4: Case Reports Of Hybrid Factories In The United States: --
4-1: Toyota Indiana: new attempts to implement TPS in the American environment / Kunio Kamiyama --
4-2: Toshiba: the three-base television production framework / Tetsuo Abo --
4-3: Hansen Corporation: a locally managed, Japanese-owned country factory / Zhijia Yuan --
4-4: GM Lansing: production system innovations in a traditional U S plant / Tetsuji Kawamura --
5: Case Reports Of Hybrid Factories In Mexico And Canada: --
5-1: Auto and electronics industries and the maquiladora in Mexico: limits of maquila-type development strategies / Koji Serita --
5-2: Honda in Canada and Mexico / Hiroshi Kumon --
5-3: Ford Hermosillo: a case of local adaptation / Jorge Carrillo and Yolanda Montiel --
5-4: Delphi Mexico: from an assembly model to a centralized coordination model / Jorge Carrillo --
6: Conclusion: Characteristic Patterns Of Japanese Transplants In The United States And Their Implications / Tetsuji Kawamura: --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Tetsuji Kawamura.

Abstract:

Synopsis: Since the early 1980s, Japanese firms have massively globalized their production operations and have shown superb competitive powers in global markets. This meant, however, they had to establish their unique Japanese-style management and production system locally, taking into account different conditions in countries that had not originally nurtured their unique system. In each case, firms found ways to balance applications and adaptations, resulting in a hybridization of their management and production systems. These experiences abroad dictated changes to the traditional system-in order to retain its basic logic and competitiveness, the essentials of the system needed to be redefined. Hybrid Factories in the United States elucidates the real advantages and weaknesses of the Japanese-style management and production system (JMPS) in the United States and elsewhere in the globalized economy. To assess the success of the "hybridization" dynamics of JMPS abroad, the editor and authors developed their own "hybrid-analysis" model, which has been used successfully around and globe for decades, and has been recognized as a major research framework for elucidating the study of international transferability of management and production systems in general. In very concrete ways and attentive to regional differences, the authors' hybrid-analysis methods identify which aspects of JMPS will inevitably change and which should be sustained. Tetsuji Kawamura and his team have provided a crucial and comprehensive resource not only for anyone interested in the Japanese story, but also for those concerned about the future of American manufacturing industries, for the investigation of Japanese transplants provides an invaluable perspective of the real dimensions of major management innovations of U.S. industries.

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