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Interfirm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter outlines the globalization of disintegrated production. It discusses the relationship between contemporary global disintegrated trends and earlier discussions of disintegration that came ... More


New Forms for New Times

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In order to set the scene for the investigations that follow, this chapter reviews the current literature on changing organizational form. It explores three groups of literature. The first, ... More


Implications and New Directions

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reviews the discussion and argues that the adoption of a tectonic approach to the analysis of organizational change and stability has had beneficial results. It analyzes the relationship ... More


Contemporary Manufacturing and Workplace Relations

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The main concern in this book is at the level of the workplace and with particular reference to the nature of workplace relations. It presents the findings of a detailed empirical study of the form ... More


Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Graham M. Winch

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competition mounts. The problems revolve around the paradox of flexibility and productivity in the organization of ... More


Coordinating the Engineering/Manufacturing Interface

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The engineering/manufacturing interface is at the heart of the developments associated with lean production — as Chapter 2 showed, unless a company has moved towards greater integration across this ... More


Researching the Shop-Floor: The Cases of Valleyco and Nippon CTV

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter introduces the two case plants — Valleyco and Nippon CTV. The chapter briefly reflects on the choice of research method and the experience of ‘doing ethnography’. Valleyco, the ... More


The Process of Change: Implementation

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Earlier chapters have explored in detail the context and content of change towards lean production. The argument now turns to the process of change itself and addresses the question of how lean ... More


Organizing Space

Hallam Stevens

in Life Out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080178
eISBN:
9780226080345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080345.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What do the spaces in which bioinformatic knowledge is produced look like? How are they arranged? How do people move around in them? What difference does this make to the knowledge that is produced? ... More


The Role of Organized Labour

Rick Delbridge

in Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter addresses the role of trade unions at the two plants. The Japanese model and lean production have been used to argue that employees no longer need the protection of trade unions from ... More


Toyota: Ohno’s Toyota Production System

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Taiichi Ohno was never CEO of Toyota—rather he was part of dual-leadership teams—but his pioneering version of ‘lean’ production made significant contributions to Toyota’s success and to global ... More


Case Reports of Hybrid Factories in the United States

Tetsuji Kawamura

in Hybrid Factories in the United States: The Japanese-Style Management and Production System under the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195311969
eISBN:
9780190258528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195311969.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter analyzes case studies on the Toyota plant in Indiana, Toshiba, Hansen Corporation, and GM Lansing. Compared to Toyota Japan, the Indiana plant is operating fairly well and is expected to ... More


International Differences in Lean Production, Productivity, and Employee Attitudes

Susan Helper and Morris M. Kleiner

in International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261942
eISBN:
9780226261959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261959.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reports on a study of the differences between the productivity of United States and Europe, conducted at five plants that belong to a single multinational firm. It investigates whether ... More


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