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Publication date: 1 March 1989

Hiromichi Nakamura

Describes how, in the face of severe competition from home and abroad, a new production improvement system was implemented which improved quality, reduced lead times and…

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Describes how, in the face of severe competition from home and abroad, a new production improvement system was implemented which improved quality, reduced lead times and cut work‐in‐process by 40 per cent at Mitsubishi Aluminium′s Fuji Plant. Discusses the implementation of the programme over a two year period. Summarizes the results. Concludes that the MAF Production Improvement System has laid the groundwork for the continuous improvement of goods and services.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

Hiromichi Nakamura

Describes the background to, and development and implementation ofa modified JIT method of production. Focuses on: the selection ofproject team members; the leadership of…

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Describes the background to, and development and implementation of a modified JIT method of production. Focuses on: the selection of project team members; the leadership of top management; preparatory work prior to implementation; improvement activities undertaken and results achieved by the project.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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