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What is good for General Motors? : solving America's industrial conundrum

Author: Thomas A Crumm
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An insider exposes the strategic decisions that have caused the foundation of America?s industrial sector to crumble, then lays out a plan for its restoration. The author led GM Chairman John Smale?s Scenario Planning Staff in the mid-1990s and Roger Smith?s development of a Saturn expansion proposal in the late-1980s after a career in GM plant operations designing and managing manufacturing systems.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crumm, Thomas A.
What is good for General Motors?
New York : Algora Pub., ©2010
(DLC) 2010019773
(OCoLC)620836900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Crumm
ISBN: 9780875867793 0875867790
OCLC Number: 693780250
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages)
Contents: Preface; Chapter 1. Setting the Stage; Chapter 2. 1903 and 1908: Henry Ford's Initial Back of the Envelope; Chapter 3. 1913: The Assembly Line Was a Reluctant Move; Chapter 4. 1941: The UAW Wins Favor of Neglected Line Workers; Chapter 5. 1950s and 1960s: Countering UAW and NADA Ambitions; Chapter 6. 1970s and 1980s: Financial-Criteria-Based Decisions Strip-Mine the Industrial Sector; Chapter 7. 1990s and 2000s: Three Dinosaurs Are Lured Across the Pacific; Chapter 8. Assessment of China's Industrial Sector; Chapter 9. Social and Legislative Hurdles. Epilogue: CounterING the Pessimists in Funeral HomesAppendix 1. Table of the Evolution of Inefficiencies; Appendix 2. Bringing America's Auto Industry Back to Life; Index.
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An insider exposes the strategic decisions that have caused the foundation of America?s industrial sector to crumble, then lays out a plan for its restoration. The author led GM Chairman John Smale?s Scenario Planning Staff in the mid-1990s and Roger Smith?s development of a Saturn expansion proposal in the late-1980s after a career in GM plant operations designing and managing manufacturing systems.

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