Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 PM

Description

Manufacturing excellence, world-class stature, being the best of the best—the ability to provide high quality, competitively priced products and services in a global marketplace—is a major hurdle confronting manufacturers. The challenges they face are well known: the need to improve product quality, drastically shorten product development cycles, increase productivity growth, stimulate product and process innovation, and respond quickly to changing customer demands. Many U.S. manufacturers, however, are woefully unaware of the widening performance gap between them and their competitors, insufficiently cognizant of their customers’ needs, and naively preoccupied with near term achievements of their firm, while neglecting the long term investments needed to compete in the international arena.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12A

Chapter

Minisymposium

Pages

1-22

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_2

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Manufacturing Commons

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Fundamentals of manufacturing excellence

La Jolla, CA

Manufacturing excellence, world-class stature, being the best of the best—the ability to provide high quality, competitively priced products and services in a global marketplace—is a major hurdle confronting manufacturers. The challenges they face are well known: the need to improve product quality, drastically shorten product development cycles, increase productivity growth, stimulate product and process innovation, and respond quickly to changing customer demands. Many U.S. manufacturers, however, are woefully unaware of the widening performance gap between them and their competitors, insufficiently cognizant of their customers’ needs, and naively preoccupied with near term achievements of their firm, while neglecting the long term investments needed to compete in the international arena.