The Technology Machine

How Manufacturing Will Work in the Year 2020
 
 
The Free Press
  • erschienen am 10. September 2007
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-1-4165-7648-8 (ISBN)
 
How will autonomous agents, emergent systems, and chaos theory change the way we live and work in the twenty-first century? As today's manufacturing and production systems grow increasingly complex, tomorrow's science of complexity will produce paradoxically simple solutions, argue technology experts Patricia Moody and Richard Morley in this astonishing vision of the year 2020. Containing both cutting-edge insights and simple truths that provide a roadmap to the future of business -- and illustrated by case examples from such companies as Motorola, Honda, GM, Solectron, Intel, Silicon Graphics, Modicon, Flavors, NeXT, Japanese Railway, and Andover Controls -- The Technology Machine challenges readers to understand the spirit and core drivers of growth: technology, knowledge, and individual excellence. By combining rigorous research with their extensive experience with technology advances that have changed industry, Moody and Morley are able to supply simple guidelines for future growth and detail their keen vision of future systems, leaders, and workers. They isolate the three bad business habits at the root of manufacturing problems today -- shortsightedness, restrictive structures, and unbalanced improvement fads -- show how to break them, and supply four infallible predictors of the types of breakthrough technologies that will come to dominate the world of the future. In that world, customers and suppliers are linked by real-time, online systems; business is driven by customer-designed, point-of-consumption replication of product; and a wide gap grows between "The Island of Excellence" organization of the future -- with its holistic approach, including two-year apprenticeships, uniforms, and morning exercises -- and "The Others," the non-elite, sweatshop-like, breakeven companies of the past. The book is eloquent, original, and essential reading for managers in every area of business and industry.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Simon & Schuster
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 529 gr
978-1-4165-7648-8 (9781416576488)
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Patricia E. Moody is the former editor of AME's Target magazine, where she created breakthrough work on teams, Kaizen, new product development, and supply chain issues. She is a well-known manufacturing management consultant and writer with more than twenty-five years of industry and consulting experience. Her client list includes such industry leaders as Solectron, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, and Mead Corporation.
<b>Patricia E. Moody</b> is the former editor of AME's <i>Target</i> magazine, where she created breakthrough work on teams, Kaizen, new product development, and supply chain issues. She is a well-known manufacturing management consultant and writer with more than twenty-five years of industry and consulting experience. Her client list includes such industry leaders as Solectron, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, and Mead Corporation.

<b>Contents</b>

Preface

Introduction

<b>1</b> How Manufacturing Will Work

<b>2</b> One Hundred Twenty-seven Wild Cards -- Who We Will Be, and What We Will Do

<b>3</b> WHACK, Why You Can't Get There from Here

<b>4</b> Technology Rules! The PLC Breakthrough

<b>5</b> Intelligent Systems that Will Get Us There -- Chaos, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Other Enabling Technologies

<b>6</b> The Big, Big Wave -- Four Software Meta-Systems that Will Transform Manufacturing

<b>7</b> Managing the Technology Machine

<b>8</b> Two Meta-Systems: The Bullet Train and Plastics!

<b>9</b> In the Land Where the Engineer Is King

<b>10</b> Silicon Life on a Carbon Planet

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

About the Authors
Gene Bylinsky member, Board of Editors, "Fortune" A beautifully written, insightful, and important new book. If you want your business to prosper in the 21st century, your best guide to success is "The Technology Machine." It has "bestseller" written all over it. Richard J. Schonberger President, Schonberger & Associates, Inc., and author of "World Class Manufacturing -- The Next Decade" Filled with innovative insights on what's coming in manufacturing -- ultra-lively writing style, plentiful and unusual examples, illustrations, and references -- held my attention straight through. Christopher T. May President, Kriya, Inc., and author of "Nonlinear Pricing" Fasten your seat belt as Moody and Morley reveal the future. Bill Fulkerson Technical Consultant, Deere & Company More than mere forecast...a roadmap to 21st-century manufacturing practice. George Markowsky Chair, Computer Science Department, University of Maine Loaded with ideas, insights, and material that cannot be found elsewhere. Highly recommended. Harry J. Healer, Jr. General Partner, The Venture Capital Fund of New England An insightful and perceptive book...provides very useful signposts against which new developments and visions can be mapped and evaluated. R. David Nelson VP Worldwide Supply Management, Deere & Company, Moline, IL, and co-author, "Powered by Honda" Prepares the business reader to pick the winners and the losers...sets a strategy to put executives among the winners in the year 2020. George Stalk, Jr. Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group An intriguing and provocative preview of future life in the factories and the business systems they are a part of. Richard J. SchonbergerPresident, Schonberger & Associates, Inc., and author of "World Class Manufacturing -- The Next Decade"

Filled with innovative insights on what's coming in manufacturing -- ultra-lively writing style, plentiful and unusual examples, illustrations, and references -- held my attention straight through. Gene Bylinskymember, Board of Editors, "Fortune"

A beautifully written, insightful, and important new book. If you want your business to prosper in the 21st century, your best guide to success is "The Technology Machine." It has "bestseller" written all over it. Harry J. Healer, Jr.General Partner, The Venture Capital Fund of New England

An insightful and perceptive book...provides very useful signposts against which new developments and visions can be mapped and evaluated. Christopher T. MayPresident, Kriya, Inc., and author of "Nonlinear Pricing"

Fasten your seat belt as Moody and Morley reveal the future. Bill FulkersonTechnical Consultant, Deere & Company

More than mere forecast...a roadmap to 21st-century manufacturing practice.
 
Bill Fulkerson

Technical Consultant, Deere & Company

More than mere forecast...a roadmap to 21st-century manufacturing practice.


Christopher T. May

President, Kriya, Inc., and author of "Nonlinear Pricing"

Fasten your seat belt as Moody and Morley reveal the future.


Harry J. Healer, Jr.

General Partner, The Venture Capital Fund of New England

An insightful and perceptive book...provides very useful signposts against which new developments and visions can be mapped and evaluated.


Gene Bylinsky

member, Board of Editors, "Fortune"

A beautifully written, insightful, and important new book. If you want your business to prosper in the 21st century, your best guide to success is "The Technology Machine." It has "bestseller" written all over it.


Richard J. Schonberger

President, Schonberger & Associates, Inc., and author of "World Class Manufacturing -- The Next Decade"

Filled with innovative insights on what's coming in manufacturing -- ultra-lively writing style, plentiful and unusual examples, illustrations, and references -- held my attention straight through.


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