Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 1992


Richard F. Deckro

Course Title

Manufacturing Management I

Course Number

EMGT 510


New quality standards are moving to turn the established norms of our society upside down. Manufacturing methods coming out of Japan threaten the economic life of any who would continue to sleep in the inadequacies of yesterday. The fact that people are at the core of the changes is either a blessing or a curse to managers depending on their ability to foster a healthy momentum of continuous improvement in their companies. This paper uses the example of Warn Industries to flesh-out the issues of human resources, corporate culture and possible tools to integrate efforts toward world class manufacturing


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