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Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis, 4th Edition
Grace I. Kunz and Ruth E. GlockOur goal for the 4th edition Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis remains the same as it was for the first edition: to provide a broad conceptual and somewhat theoretical perspective of apparel manufacturing that will serve as a foundation for future apparel professionals. We have consulted professionals, industry trade associations, visited factories in national and international locations, and participated in numerous apparel related conferences and workshops to supplement academic research and personal observations.
Lean Six Sigma for Service : How to Use Lean Speed and Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions
Michael GeorgeBring the miracle of Lean Six Sigma improvement out of manufacturing and into services Much of the U.S. economy is now based on services rather than manufacturing. Yet the majority of books on Six Sigma and Lean--today's major quality improvement initiatives--explain only how to implement these techniques in a manufacturing environment. Lean Six Sigma for Services fills the need for a service-based approach, explaining how companies of all types can cost-effectively translate manufacturing-oriented Lean Six Sigma tools into the service delivery process. Filled with case studies detailing dramatic service improvements in organizations from Lockheed Martin to Stanford University Hospital, this bottom-line book provides executives and managers with the knowledge they need to: Reduce service costs by 30 to 60 percent Improve service delivery time by 50 percent Expand capacity by 20 percent without adding staff
42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China: A practical handbook for doing business in China, special economic zones, factory tours and manufacturing quality.
Rosemary CoatesDoing business in China is tougher than you think. Not only is the culture vastly different, but China’s experience in manufacturing is still developing. It will be a few years before the majority of manufacturers are up to world standards. In the meantime, quality, contract laws, schedules and logistics must be closely monitored. As a result, the things Westerners must do to be successful are far different from dealing with American or European manufacturers. The best way to quickly come up to speed on these differences and how to handle them is to learn from the experience of others. Through over 20 extraordinary executive interviews, Rosemary Coates captured the essence of sourcing and manufacturing in China. '42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China' is a pragmatic approach that every businessperson headed to China must read. For business people who are experienced in doing business in China, or for first-time visitors, this book will provide valuable insights from real executives and experts. These executives offer their personal experiences and recommendations about sourcing and manufacturing in China. Going beyond simple cultural do’s and don’ts, you will discover: how business is really done how you can make things happen in China the mistake westerners often make, and how to avoid them what made these executives successful Based on her 25 years of supply chain experience, much of it spent living and working across Asia, Rosemary Coates has become an expert on doing business in China. Her own personal experiences in China are interwoven into this book.
The 2000 Franchise Annual: 'The Original' Franchise Handbook and Directory
Ted DixonSince 1996 The Franchise Annual Directory has been the largest and most complete franchise directory available. Known as the "Bible of the Franchise World" the directory gives all the information you need to investigate before investing. It's guaranteed accurate at date of publication. There are separate American, Canadian, and Overseas sections as well as a complete summary of Federal, State and Provincial regulations. The annual includes 60 different categorical sections including such areas as: Accounting and Tax Services, Advertising and Direct Mail, Automobile Rental & Leasing, Automotive Lubrication & Tune Up, Automotive Transmission Repair, Building Products and Services, Carpet, Drapery and Upholstery Cleaning, Children's Products & Services, Computer, Electronics, Internet Services, Employment & Personnel, Entertainment, Florist Shops, Food Convenience, Baked Goods, Donuts & Pastry, Candy, Popcorn & Snacks, Ice Cream & Yogurt, Restaurant, Specialty Shops, Supermarkets, Formal Wear, Franchise Consultants & Services, Furniture Refinishing & Repair, Hairstyling & Cosmetics, Health Aids & Services, Home Furnishings: Retail, Sales, Rental & Services, Home Inspection, House/Pet Sitting Service, Jewelry, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Lawn & Garden Care, Motels, Hotels, and Campgrounds, etc., etc. Franchisees benefit in many ways from joining a proven system. They enjoy collective buying power and receive financial guidance. All these assets add up to "risk reduction" and five the franchisee an enormous head start over starting a business alone. The handbook section contains: Dangerous contract terms from a franchisee's perspective, Disouted contract rights, recent trends, worldwide sources, useful assoications, investigative advice, and pages of questions to help the prospective franchisee invstigate: The Franchisor, Product, Service, Current Franchisees, Territory and The Contract. There are 4,357 total Listings 2,753 American Listings 1,081 Canadian Listings 523 Overseas Listings There are 570 completely NEW LISTINGS, which are marked with an asterisk (*). Each franchisor listing provides: Name of Outlet, Corporate Name, Address, Telephone and Fax Number, E-Mail, Web Site, Name of Contact. Full Description of business, Year Established, Year Started franchising, Number of Units Company Owned, Number of Units Franchised, Franchise Fee, Royalty, Total Investment, Whether or Not financing is available.
LLC vs. S-Corp vs. C-Corp Explained in 100 Pages or Less
Mike PiperThe "LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp" question is one of essential importance:Make the right decision, and you'll be paying less tax; you'll know your personal assets are protected from lawsuits against your business; and you might even save yourself some money on accounting and legal fees.Make the wrong decision, and you'll be throwing away money to Uncle Sam; you'll be wasting money on legal bills; and you'll be only a lawsuit away from losing your home and other personal assets.Find the following, explained in plain-English with no legal jargon:The basics of sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S-Corp, and C-Corp taxation.How to protect your personal assets from lawsuits against your business.When the protection offered by an LLC will work. (And more importantly, when it will not!)Which business structures could reduce your federal income tax or self-employment tax.
Lean Production Simplified
Dennis Pascal2006 SHINGO PRIZE WINNER for EXCELLENCE in MANUFACTURING RESEARCH Lean Production Simplified, 2nd Edition is a plain language guide to the lean production system written for the practitioner by a practitioner. It delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean manufacturing. The author helps the reader to grasp the system as a whole and the factors that animate it by organizing the book around an image of a house of lean production. Highlights include: A comprehensive view of Toyota¹s lean manufacturing system A look at the origins and underlying principles of lean Identifying the goals of lean production Practical problem solving for lean production Activities that support involvement - Kaizen circles, suggestion systems, and problem solving This 2nd Edition has been updated with expanded information on the Lean Improvement Process; Production Physics and Little's Law - the fundamental equation for both manufacturing and service industries (cycle time = work in process/throughput); Value Stream Thinking - combining processes required to bring the product or service to the customer; Hoshin Planning -- using the Planning and Execution Tree diagram and Problem Solving -- including the "Five Why" method and how to use it. Lean Production Simplified, 2nd Edition covers each of the components of lean within the context of the entire lean production system. The author's straightforward common sense approach makes this book an easily accessible on-the-floor resource for every operator.
Surprisingly Simple: LLC vs. S-Corp vs. C-Corp Explained in 100 Pages or Less
Mike PiperThe "LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp" question is one of essential importance:Make the right decision, and you'll be paying less tax; you'll know your personal assets are protected from lawsuits against your business; and you might even save yourself some money on accounting and legal fees.Make the wrong decision, and you'll be throwing away money to Uncle Sam; you'll be wasting money on legal bills; and you'll be only a lawsuit away from losing your home and other personal assets.Find the following, explained in plain-English with no legal jargon:The basics of sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S-Corp, and C-Corp taxation.How to protect your personal assets from lawsuits against your business.When the protection offered by an LLC will work. (And more importantly, when it will not!)Which business structures could reduce your Federal income tax or Self-Employment Tax.Which structures can reduce your chances of getting audited.Why LLCs are so popular recently (and why-perhaps-they shouldn't be).
Operations Management: For Competitive Advantage
Richard Chase, F. Robert Jacobs and Nicholas AquilanoChase, Jacobs and Aquilano: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage, 11/e (CJA) provides a current and thorough introduction to the concepts, processes, and methods of managing and controlling operations in manufacturing or service settings. The text provides comprehensive coverage, from high-tech manufacturing to high touch services with a balanced treatment. Chase, Jacobs, and Aquilano also thoroughly integrates and discusses current issues such as globalization; supply chain strategy, E-business, and ERP. The concepts are illustrated by using abundant real world examples, articles, illustrations, problems and cases. Technology is integral to the success of this course, as such, CJA also provide students and instructors with an innovative array of leading edge technology learning and teaching tools.
Managing New Industry Creation: Global Knowledge Formation and Entrepreneurship in High Technology
Thomas P. Murtha, Stefanie Ann Lenway and Jeffrey A. HartThis book concerns industry creation as knowledge creation. The authors argue that a new class of global, knowledge-driven manufacturing industries has emerged in which learning, continuity, and speed define competition. In these new industries, access to knowledge creation processes matters more than ownership of physical assets. Location matters only insofar as it confers learning advantages and market access. Companies need strategies that can mobilize their organizations’ country-specific strengths and freely leverage them in open, global learning partnerships with allies, suppliers, and customers. Managing New Industry Creation distills principles that managers can use to seize leadership for their companies as these new industries emerge.The authors draw their insights from firsthand discussions with over 160 managers and scientists who helped found the high-information-content flat panel display (FPD) industry. In the early 1990s, large-format FPDs exploded into public knowledge as a critical enabling technology for notebook computers. In the future, FPDs will increasingly function as the face by which users interact with technology products. The book recounts the business decisions that propelled the industry from humble beginnings to empower a globally mobile workforce and eventually build wall-hanging, high definition televisions that every household can afford.The FPD industry was the first new manufacturing industry to fully emerge in a global economy defined more by trade in knowledge than in physical products. Although FPDs were commercialized in Japan, the joint efforts of an international community of companies made high-volume production of large displays viable. Companies from outside of Japan—including IBM, Applied Materials, and Corning—achieved key positions by challenging U.S.-centered preconceptions of innovation, new business creation, and management process, giving unprecedented global authority and responsibility to their Japanese affiliates. Their success established new rules for competing in the knowledge-driven, global manufacturing industries of the future, first described here for managers, R&D scientists, academics, and students of corporate strategy.
The Responsible Company
Yvon Chouinard and Vincent StanleyThe Responsible Company , by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of its Footprint Chronicles, draw on the their 40 years' experience at Patagonia – and knowledge of current efforts by other companies – to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time. Patagonia, named by Fortune in 2007 as the coolest company on the planet, has earned a reputation as much for its ground-breaking environmental and social practices as for the quality of its clothes. In this exceptionally frank account, Chouinard and Stanley recount how the company and its culture gained the confidence, by step and misstep, to make its work progressively more responsible, and to ultimately share its discoveries with companies as large as Wal-Mart or as small as the corner bakery. In plain, compelling prose, the authors describe the current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet’s natural systems and human communities, and how that impact now forces business to change its ways. The Responsible Company shows companies how to reduce the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks. It concludes with specific, practical steps every business can undertake, as well as advice on what to do, in what order. This is the first book to show companies how to thread their way through economic sea change and slow the drift toward ecological bankruptcy. Its advice is simple but powerful: reduce your environmental footprint (and its skyrocketing cost), make legitimate products that last, reclaim deep knowledge of your business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come, and earn the trust you’ll need by treating your workers, customers and communities with respect.