Information Age and Global Competitiveness
The Emergence of Information Age; Competition and Business Challenge; Operating Environment;
Globalization and International Business; Global Competitiveness and Manufacturing Excellence; World Class
Manufacturing and Information Age Competition; Manufacturing Challenges, Problems in Manufacturing
Cutting Edge Technology
Value Added Engineer in - Hall’s Framework; Schonberger’s Framework of WCM; Gunn’s Model; Maskell’s
Philosophy of World Class Manufacturing
Evolution of WCM; Ohno’s View on WCM; Principles and Practices; Quality in WCM; Deming’s & Shingo’s
Approach to Quality Management; Culmination of WCM.
System and Tools for World Class Manufacturing
The Integration Imperative; Overview of Systems and Tools; Information Management Tools - Product and
Process Design Tools, Bar Code Systems, Kanban: A Lean Production Tool, Statistical Quality Control (SQC),
Material Processing and Handling Tools; Assessment of Manufacturing Systems and Tools.
Labor and HRD Practices in WCM
Human Resource Dimensions in WCM; Morale and Teamwork; High Employee Involvement; Cross Functional
Teams; Work Study Methods; Human Integration Management.
Competitive Indian Manufacturing
Manufacturing Performance and Competitiveness - Indian Firms: Manufacturing Objectives and Strategy;
Usage of Management Tools and Technologies; Manufacturing Management Practices; IT Infrastructure and
Practices; Strategic Intent Framework; Breadth and Integration of IT Infrastructure.
Globalization and World Class Manufacturing
Generic Manufacturing Strategies for Information Age; Planning Methodology and Issues in Strategic Planning
of WCM; Performance Measurement - PO-P System, TOPP System and Ambite System.
The Future WCM
Manufacturing Strategy: Futile Search for an Elusive Link, Manufacturing Strategic Intent Classification,
Translating Intent into Action.
Accelerated Fermentation Process – Using World Class Enzymes; Birla Cellulosic Kharach.