Strategic Industrial Sourcing

Strategic Industrial Sourcing

Explores the historical evolution of subcontracting in Japan and analyzes its current practice, outlining a new mode of contractual relations based on the principles of problem-solving collaborative manufacturing.

Author: Toshihiro Nishiguchi

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195071092

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Explores the historical evolution of subcontracting in Japan and analyzes its current practice, outlining a new mode of contractual relations based on the principles of problem-solving collaborative manufacturing. This system strives towards continuous improvements in quality and cost reduction.
Categories: Religion

Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy

Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy

Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models for Modern Procurement Bonnie Keith, Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt, Jeanne Kling. Toshihiro Nishiguchi, Strategic Industrial Sourcing. The Japanese Advantage (1994)' Assess spend Assess ...

Author: Bonnie Keith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137552204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of each of the sourcing business model. Readers will master the art and science of strategic sourcing by being able to chart a unique path that fits their capacity to apply more the full continuum of strategic sourcing concepts and tools.
Categories: Business & Economics

Collaborative Advantage

Collaborative Advantage

Strategic Industrial Sourcing. New York: Oxford University Press. 7. Nishiguchi, Strategic Industrial Sourcing, Dyer, J. H., & H. Singh (1998). “The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive ...

Author: Jeffrey H. Dyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535141X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Why has Chrysler been twice as profitable as GM and Ford during the 1990s even though it is a much smaller company with plants that are less efficient than Ford's? Why does Toyota continue to have substantial productivity and quality advantages long after knowledge of the Toyota Production System has diffused to competitors? The answer, according to Jeff Dyer, is that Toyota and Chrysler have been the first in their industry to recognize that the fundamental unit of competition has changed--from the individual firm to the extended enterprise. In this book Dyer demonstrates the power of collaborative advantage, arguing that, in the future, competitive advantage will increasingly be created by teams of companies, rather than by the single firm. Managers who do not recognize this development--regardless of their industry--are in danger of adopting the wrong strategies for their firms. Dyer draws on eight years of study of the automotive industry, including a wealth of data from interviews with over 200 executives and surveys of over 500 suppliers, as he offers detailed case studies of Toyota and Chrysler to show managers how to create collaborative advantage with their supplier networks. Dyer demonstrates how to build trust in the extended enterprise, how to exploit and manage knowledge (describing how Toyota manages knowledge across organizational boundaries), and how to create advantages through dedicated asset investments. In turn, these processes generate stunning performance advantages and an identity for the extended enterprise. To be successful in future years, executives will have to convert their corporations into fully integrated, extended enterprises. In Collaborative Advantage, Jeff Dyer shows them how.
Categories: Business & Economics

Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook

Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook

Strategic procurement management in the 1990s: Concepts and cases. ... Construction supply chain procurement modelling. ... An industrial organisation economic supply chain approach for the construction industry: A review.

Author: William J. O'Brien

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420047469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

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Mounting emphasis on construction supply chain management (CSCM) is due to both global sourcing of materials and a shortage of labor. These factors force increasing amounts of value-added work to be conducted off-site deep in the supply chain. Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook compiles in one comprehensive source an overview of the diverse research and examples of construction supply chain practice around the world. Reflecting the emergence of CSCM as an important area of multi-national research and practice, this volume takes an interdisciplinary perspective with contributions from leading international authors in three major areas: production and operations analysis, organizational perspectives, and information technology. The book begins with a survey of the current literature on modeling construction supply chain production and describes a set of approaches and methods for designing and operating project supply chains with references to design and materials production. It provides the basic framework for understanding the challenges and approaches to representing and improving supply chain performance. The next section recognizes the importance of considering arrangements between the different firms involved in designing, procuring, and assembling construction, and reviews various perspectives to understanding and improving organizational issues in the supply chain. The final section provides an overview of a range of information technologies that can contribute to supply chain performance, as well as examples of effective use. The organization and sourcing of materials is increasingly complex across the global construction industry. Construction clients are demanding faster, more responsive construction processes and higher quality facilities. This volume provides an invaluable resource to understanding the implications of supply chain management, which is sure to result in more effective construction project execution.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rethinking the Development Experience

Rethinking the Development Experience

Toshihiro Nishiguchi , Strategic Industrial Sourcing : The Japanese Advantage ( Oxford University Press , 1994 ) ; Taiichi Ohno , The Toyota Production System : Beyond Large - Scale Production ( Cambridge , Mass .

Author: Donald A. Schon

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815720599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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This book, written by a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners, critically reappraises ideas about learning and development advanced by Albert O. Hirschman in the 1950s and 1960s. The essays—prepared for an MIT faculty seminar—show how these innovative ideas bear on the theory, policy, and practice of development in the 1990s. Hirschman, one of the great pioneers in the field of economic development, is now professor emeritus at Princeton. Paul Krugman, Lance Taylor, and Donald Schon address the different approaches and assumptions of economic theorists in relation to modelling, learning, and development policy. Emma Rothschild, Lisa Peattie, and Bishwapryiya Sanyal examine some of the changing attitudes toward economic progress. Elliot Marseille, Judith Tendler, Sara Friedheim, Robert Picciotto, and Charles Sabel draw lessons from efforts to innovate or modify institutions, policies, programs, and projects. Lloyd Rodwin examines the underlying themes that emerge, particularly those that touch on the ideas of development as a process of social learning and on ways of strengthening theory, policy, and practice in economics when it is seen as both discipline and profession. In a postscript, Albert O. Hirschman reflects on the evolution of his ideas, his cognitive style, and his propensity for self-subversion. Two appendixes detail the candid seminar discussions and Hirschman's musings in response to particular chapters and questions raised by the participants.
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Advanced Topics in Global Information Management

Advanced Topics in Global Information Management

Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, and Marketing Interfaces. New York: Quorum Books. Kotabe, M. (1998). Efficiency vs. effectiveness orientation of global sourcing strategy: A comparison of U.S. and Japanese multinational ...

Author: M. Gordon Hunter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591402527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

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Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is the third in a series of books on advance topics in global information management (GIM). GIM research continues to progress, with some scholars pushing the boundaries of thinking and others challenging the status quo. *Note: This book is part of a new series entitled Advanced Topics in Global Information Management . This book is Volume Three within this series (Vol. III, 2004).
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Construction Supply Chain Economics

Construction Supply Chain Economics

4.4.3 Collaborative strategic industrial sourcing Nischiguchi (1994) challenged each of these previous four modes: dualism, obligational contracting, goodwill and benevolence and flexible specialization, in his study in his attempt to ...

Author: Kerry London

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134130313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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This is the first comprehensive investigation of the industrial sourcing and procurement practices throughout sixty-eight construction industry supply channels across seven major commodity sectors at all levels. London presents real-world case studies to combine theory and practice to describe the economic structural and behavioural characteristics of sectors integral to the construction industry performance. Construction Supply Chain Economics details 'everyday' experiences and procurement decisions made by people in firms in the industry related to projects as they seek out other firms to work with during the tendering stage. London creates a language that enables us to classify and understand behaviour and recognise the impact of our decisions on firms and projects within the industry. Construction Supply Chain Economics introduces a new model for mapping the construction sector of particular interest to construction management and economic researchers and to procurement decision makers, including policymakers and clients, as well as industry practitioners, such as contractors, consultants and materials suppliers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and the East Asian Industrial System

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and the East Asian Industrial System

Jensen, O. (1996) “Competence Development by Small Firms in a Vertically-constrained Industry Structure,” in R. Sanchez, A. Heene, & H. Thomas (Eds.), ... Nishiguchi, T. (1994) Strategic Industrial Sourcing: The Japanese Advantage.

Author: H. Horaguchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431669906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Japanese foreign direct investment has played a leading role in Asian economies for more than two decades. This book, describing the changing industrial dynamics after the Asian currency crisis in 1997, focuses on corporate strategies of Japanese automobile and electronics companies in Asian nations, with detailed analysis of management issues and strategies from the viewpoint of both the home economy and the recipient host economies. Among the cases presented are the global restructuring of the Korean automobile industry and the transfer of automotive technology to China via Taiwan. Other studies, from the electronics industry, look at production sites in Malaysia, backward integration in Singapore, and forward integration in Hong Kong. The contributions of specialists from Asia, Europe, and the United States collected here envision an ongoing process of globalization and provide valuable perspective and background for business management and East Asian studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economics of Strategy

Economics of Strategy

35–67. 14Nishiguchi, T., Strategic Industrial Sourcing: The Japanese Advantage, New York, Oxford University Press, 1994. 15Miwa, Y., and J. M. Ramseyer, “The Fable of the Keiretsu,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 11(2), ...

Author: David Besanko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470373606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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In today's global recession, strong management of firms and organizations are of the utmost importance. Best-selling Economics of Strategy focuses on the key economic concepts students must master in order to develop a sound business strategy. Bringing economic theory and strategic analysis to life in an engaging and uniquely modern way, Besanko et al. have collaborated for over 15 years to build an introductory business course that combines basic concepts from economic theory of the firm and industrial organization with ideas from modern strategy literature. The newly revised 5th edition offers more real-world applications to make materials studied in undergraduate Managerial Economics, Business Strategy, and Industrial Organization courses relevant. Armed with general principles, today's students—tomorrow's future managers—will be prepared to adjust their firms' business strategies to the demands of the ever-changing environment.
Categories: Business & Economics