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Case Study: Strategic Cost Management

Lean Production at a Global Vehicle Manufacturer

Delve into the strategic, organisational, and operational decisions of an automobile manufacturer.

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EAN: 9780749475260
Format: 297x210mm
6 pages

About the book

Strategic Cost Management provides essential information on supplier development, integration, socialization and trust. Aimed at students on supply chain, procurement and operations management courses, this case illustrates the difficulty of balancing competing internal factors and context considerations in strategic decision making and organizational design considerations.

Strategic Cost Management provides fascinating insights into Honda's business model, management systems and costs, as well as its focus on customer value and lean manufacturing. It goes into detail about the benefits of lean and waste reduction.

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About the authors

Gerard Chick

Gerard Chick is Chief Knowledge Officer at Optimum Procurement Group, a procurement outsourcing and consulting company. He has ten years' experience working with some of the keenest minds at the most senior level in the Supply Management profession examining the issues facing procurement leaders today; gathering the latest thinking from academia and practice to understand its relationship to the wider business agenda.

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