Dispelling the Manufacturing Myth

Dispelling the Manufacturing Myth

American Factories Can Compete in the Global Marketplace

eBook - 1992
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Conventional wisdom holds that high wages, high capital costs, and worker inflexibility have cost America its ability to compete in the world manufacturing marketplace. This book demonstrates that U.S.-based manufacturing "can" compete in terms of quality, product features, and timely delivery--the real measures of competitiveness in the 1990s.
The committee identifies attributes that attract manufacturers to given locations and assesses the attractiveness of the United States as a location for different kinds of manufacturing. The volume dispels myths that have guided management decision making in the past and offers recommendations to promote the United States as a manufacturing site.
The volume discusses new approaches to understanding and controlling costs. With case studies from three important industries--consumer electronics, semiconductors, and automobiles--the book explores factors in site location decisions, highlighting advantages the United States can offer as a manufacturing site over low-cost rivals.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992.
ISBN: 0309046769
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 112 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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