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Published: August 28, 2006

 
 

Who Manages Manufacturing?

Reprint No. 06308

Author Profiles:


Peter von Hochberg (von_hochberg_peter@bah.com) is a vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton based in Düsseldorf. He has extensive experience in consulting with clients on manufacturing and lean production, focusing on automotive OEMs and suppliers, and industrial goods manufacturers.

Marcello Rodrigues (rodrigues_marcello@bah.com) is a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Rodrigues focuses on supply chain optimization, supply chain design, manufacturing transformation, and strategic sourcing.

Georgina Grenon (grenon_georgina@bah.com) is a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton based in Paris. She is the director of business development and intellectual capital efforts involving manufacturing and cross-industry supply chain issues.

Also contributing to this article was Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Kaj Grichnik.
 
 
 
 
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Resources

  1. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Theory of Constraints: What Is This Thing Called Theory of Constraints and How Should It Be Implemented? (North River Press, 1990): The master of corporate fables shows how to see the patterns of operations flow.
  2. Kaj Grichnik, Conrad Winkler, and Peter von Hochberg, “Manufacturing Myopia,” s+b, Spring 2006: Argument that the root cause of industrial decline is not cheap overseas labor or technological change, but the piecemeal implementation of manufacturing strategy. Click here.
  3. Wallace J. Hopp and Mark L. Spearman, Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 1995): The most comprehensive guide for a strategy-oriented manufacturing manager.
  4. Jeffrey Rothfeder, editor, Manufacturing Realities: Breaking the Boundaries of Conventional Practice (strategy+business Books, 2006): How to build supply chain competence and confidence, from the top down and the inside out. Click here.
  5. James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together (Free Press, 2005): Exploration of the link between customer awareness and manufacturing prowess.
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