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Factory Man: How Jim Harbour Discovered Toyota's Quality and Productivity Methods and Helped the U.S. Auto Industry Get Competitive
Discusses about James Harbour and the epic struggle of the US auto industry to catch up to Japan in quality and productivity. This title includes a description of how Detroit went astray, beginning right after World War II. It explains why Detroit hasn't quite caught up and how desperate the situation has become.
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(first published February 25th 2009)
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One word best describes this book - integrity. The author, James Harbour, has given an honest recounting of the Detroit auto industry with several strong opinions that need to be heard. This book is part history lessons, part world economic lessons, several ah-ha moments and a strong reality check for the auto industry. Every part of the book was spoken by a man with tenacity, passion, and integrity. His purpose was to present a memoir, but my belief is the book was also a warning for future ...more