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Engineer Entrepreneur

By
Daniel T. Koenig, P.E.
Daniel T. Koenig, P.E.
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ISBN-10:
0791801934
No. of Pages:
356
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2003

An entrepreneur's dream is to found a company that will become an icon of visibility to industry, commerce, and the general public, something like the general recognition of General Electric or Microsoft or Boeing as famous (some may say infamous) and successful companies. Of course that rarely happens; however, a startup company can become world class in its performance and reap generous profits for its owners. This doesn't happen in a vacuum. It comes about because the company's personnel understand world-class performance and how to achieve it. This book has been a treatise on world-class performance because an entrepreneur is...

Introduction
Basic Truisms
Understanding the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System
A Discussion of Each of the 7 Steps
Why the 7 Step Sequence Applies Even Though a Company May Be Ignorant of Its Existence
Why Understanding the 7 Steps and the Linkages Between Them Is Necessary for Developing “Communications Excellence”
Why the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System Are Universal, No Matter What the Product Is
When a Step Is Not Readily Apparent: Why That's Dangerous and How to Find the Missing Step(s)
Why the Facts (Data) Need to Be the Same and Cascade from Step to Step, and What Happens When This Rule Is Disregarded
How to Evaluate Your Company to Determine How Well You Comply with the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System
How to Compare Your Results Against Best Practices, A Gap Analysis
Defining the Opportunities for Improvements
Summary
Introduction
Basic Truisms
Understanding the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System
A Discussion of Each of the 7 Steps
Why the 7 Step Sequence Applies Even Though a Company May Be Ignorant of Its Existence
Why Understanding the 7 Steps and the Linkages Between Them Is Necessary for Developing “Communications Excellence”
Why the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System Are Universal, No Matter What the Product Is
When a Step Is Not Readily Apparent: Why That's Dangerous and How to Find the Missing Step(s)
Why the Facts (Data) Need to Be the Same and Cascade from Step to Step, and What Happens When This Rule Is Disregarded
How to Evaluate Your Company to Determine How Well You Comply with the 7 Steps of the Manufacturing System
How to Compare Your Results Against Best Practices, A Gap Analysis
Defining the Opportunities for Improvements
Summary
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