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Title: The design and implementation of integrated manufacturing strategy in China
Author: Tseng, Henry
ISNI:       0000 0001 3537 1694
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1997
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This report describes a process which one company adopted to enhance its manufacturing system in a step-by-step manner. In order to increase the competitiveness of the company, the author has identified a number of improvement strategies which were specific to the economic and political environment in China. The centre of the strategies is a vision of an integrated manufacturing strategy. The detailed design and implementation of this vision is conducted through the proposed systematic manufacturing strategic analysis. The integration process encompasses various elements such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRPII) and Real-Time Monitoring System (RTMS), and emphasises not only the use of appropriate modern technology but also the management of technological and cultural change. In this report, a model is used to describe the integration process, and the detailed implementation is also elaborated upon, using a proposed implementation process model. By adopting the integrated manufacturing system, and through continuing improvement, the productivity and, hence, the profit of the company is increased. It is anticipated that the integration approach to the design and implementation of manufacturing systems will prove an important contribution towards the type of manufacturing strategy that prevails in labour-intensive environments such as China.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor ; TS Manufactures