- Utah State University recognized Dr. Shigeo Shingo, one of
world’s leading experts in improving manufacturing processes
(helped create, write about many aspects of revolutionary
manufacturing practices comprising Toyota Production System) for
his lifetime accomplishments with an Honorary Doctorate in
Business; developed Shingo Prize for Operational
Excellence to promote awareness of Lean manufacturing concepts,
recognize companies in United States, Canada, Mexico that
achieve world-class manufacturing status; regarded as premier
manufacturing award recognition program for North America;
intended as "Nobel prize" in business, grounded in lean
enterprise management leading to world-class and globally
competitive business; criteria (practices, techniques that might
achieve world-class level of quality, cost, delivery, business
results) organized into 5 sections: 1) Leadership Culture and
Infrastructure; 2) Manufacturing Strategies and System
Integration; 3) Non-Manufacturing Support Functions; 4) Quality,
Cost and Delivery; 5) Customer Satisfaction and Profitability;
administered by Office of Business Relations in College of
Business at Utah State University; administered by Office of
Business Relations in College of Business at Utah State
- Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence
(Deere), Rod Beemer and Chester Peterson, Jr.
Inside John Deere: A Factory History. (Osceola, WI: MBI
Publishing, 128 p.). Deere & Co., Manufacturing Processes, John
Deere Tractors - Design and Construction.
(Ford), Detroit Institute of Arts (1978).
The Rouge, The Image of Industry in the Art of Charles Sheeler
and Diego Rivera. (Detroit, MI: Detroit Institute of
Arts, 96 p.). Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965 --Exhibitions; Rivera,
Diego, 1886-1957 --Exhibitions; Ford Motor Company. Rouge River
(Ford), Michael Kenna (1996).
The Rouge (photographs by Michael Kenna). (Santa Monica,
CA: Ram Publications, 50 photographs). Photographer. Ford Motor
Company; Rouge Plant; Automobile production.
(Ford), William A. Levinson (2002).
Henry Ford's Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First
Ford Motor Plant. (New York, NY: Productivity Press, 358
p.). Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 Influence; Industrial relations;
Automobile industry and trade Management; Industrial management;
(Ford), Joseph P. Cabadas (2004).
River Rouge: Ford's Industrial Colossus. (St. Paul, MN:
Motorbooks International, 192 p.). Former Reporter (News Herald
Newspapers) and Auto Reporter (U.S. Auto Scene and Used Car
News). Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant; Automobile
factories--Dearborn--Michigan; Ford automobile--Design and
construction--History; Automobile industry and trade--United
(GM), Solange de Santis (1999).
Life on the Line: One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat and Survival.
(Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 272 p.). Reporter (Wall Street
(Glacier Metal Company), Elliott Jacques
The Changing Culture of a Factory. (London, UK:
Tavistock Publications, 341 p.). Glacier Metal Company;
Industrial relations; Personnel management.
(Subaru-Isuzu), Laurie Graham (1995).
On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: The Japanese Model and the American
Worker. (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 169 p.). Fuji J¯ukogy¯o
Kabushiki Kaisha; Isuzu Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobile
industry workers--Indiana--Lafayette; Automobile industry and
(Toyota), Shigeo Shingo; newly translated by
Andrew P. Dillon; with a foreword by Norman Bodek (1989).
A Study of the Toyota Production System from an Industrial
Engineering Viewpoint. (Cambridge, MA: Productivity
Press, 257 p.). Toyota Jido?sha Ko?gyo? Kabushiki Kaisha;
Production control; Just-in-time systems (JIT).
First book in English on JIT;
classic industrial engineering rationale for priority of
process-based over operational improvements in manufacturing;
basic mechanisms of Toyota production system, production as
functional network of processes, operations, mechanism necessary
to make JIT possible in any manufacturing plant.
(Toyota), Yasuhiro Monden (1998).
Toyota Production System: An Integrated Approach to Just-in-Time.
(Norcross, GA: Engineering & Management Press, 480 p. [3rd
ed.]). Toyota Jid¯osha Kabushiki Kaisha; Automobile industry and
trade--Production control--Japan; Just-in-time systems;
(Toyota), Takahiro Fujimoto (1999).
The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota. (New
York, NY: Oxford University Press, 380 p.). Toyota Jid¯osha
Kabushiki Kaisha--Management; Automobiles--Design and
construction; Industrial efficiency; Operations research; Toyota
(Toyota), John M. Gross, Kenneth R. McInnis
Kanban Made Simple: Demystifying and Applying Toyota's Legendary
Manufacturing Process. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 259 p.).
Just-in-time systems; Production control; Factory management.
(Western Electric), Richard Gillespie (1991).
Manufacturing Knowledge: A History of the Hawthorne Experiments.
(New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 282 p.). Industrial
management--Research--United States--Case studies.
1924-1933 experiments undertaken
by Western electric company at its Hawthorne works in
Chicago: What motivates workers to work harder? What can
management do to create contented and productive workforce?
Frederick H. Abernathy, John T. Dunlop, Janice
H. Hammond, David Weil (1999).
A Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of
Manufacturing--Lessons from the Apparel and Textile Industries.
(New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 368 p.). Clothing
trade--United States--Management; Manufacturing
industries--United States--Management--Data processing; Retail
trade--United States--Management; Just-in-time systems;
Organizational change; Manufacturing industries--Management;
Textile industry--United States--Management.
Maxine Berg (1994).
The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820: Industry, Innovation and
Work in Britain. (New York, NY: Routledge, 304 p. [2nd
ed.]). Manufacturing industries--Great Britain--History--18th
Lindy Biggs (1996).
The Rational Factory: Architecture, Technology, and Work in
America's Age of Mass Production. (Baltimore, MD: Johns
Hopkins University Press, 202 p.). Plant layout; Mass
production--United States; Production engineering; Industrial
Stephen N. Broadberry (1997).
The Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International
Perspective 1850-1990. (New York, NY: Cambridge
University Press, 451 p.). Department of Economics (University
of Warwick). Industrial productivity -- Great Britain -- History
-- 19th century; Industrial productivity -- Great Britain --
History -- 20th century; Industrial productivity -- United
States -- History -- 19th century; Industrial productivity --
United States -- History -- 20th century; Industrial
productivity -- Germany -- History -- 19th century; Industrial
productivity -- Germany -- History -- 20th century; Competition,
International -- History. Productivity levels in Britain, United States, Germany since
1850; new ways of looking at Britain's relative economic decline
while debunking number of misapprehensions regarding the nature
and causes of the decline.
Roger Burlingame (1949).
Backgrounds of Power; The Human Story of Mass Production.
(New York, NY: Scribner, 372 p.). Technology--Philosophy;
Teri L. Caraway (2007).
Assembling Women: The Feminization of Global Manufacturing.
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 208 p.). Assistant
Professor of Political Science (University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities). Women--Employment; Manufacturing industries--Employees;
Sexual division of labor; Women--Employment--Indonesia;
Manufacturing industries--Indonesia--Employees; Sexual division
Albert J. Churella (1998).
From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational
Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive
Industry. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press,
215 p.). Locomotive industry--United
Rick Delbridge (1998).
Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing : The Workplace
Experience o Lean Production and the "Japanese" Model.
(New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 232 p.). Industrial
Kathryn Marie Dudley (1994).
The End of the Line: Lost Jobs, New Lives in Postindustrial
America. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 224
p.). Chrysler Corporation, Plant Shutdowns, Automobile Workers.
Plant shutdown in Kenosha, WI.
Tony Elger and Chris Smith (2005).
Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese
Multinationals in Britain. (New York, NY: Oxford
University Press, 414 p.). Corporations, Japanese--Great
Britain; Foreign subsidiaries--Great Britain; Manufacturing
industries--Great Britain--Foreign ownership; Industrial
relations--Great Britain; Industrial management--Japan;
International business enterprises; Globalization.
ed. Richard Feldman and Michael Betzold
End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream.
(Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 297 p., [Orig. pub.
in 1988]). Ford Motor Company, Automobile Industry Workers.
Eamonn Fingleton (1999).
In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, not the
Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity.
(Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 273 p.). Manufacturing
industries--United States--Forecasting; Manufacturing
industries--OECD countries--Forecasting; Industries--United
States--Forecasting; Industries--OECD countries--Forecasting.
Richard Florida and Martin Kenney (1990).
The Breakthrough Illusion: Corporate America's Failure To Move
from Innovation to Mass Production. (New York, NY: Basic
Books, 262 p.). Technological innovations--Economic
aspects--United States; Mass production--United States;
Technological innovations--Economic aspects--Japan; Mass
ed. with an introduction by James H. Gilmore
and B. Joseph Pine II (2000).
Markets of One: Creating Customer-Unique Value Through Mass
Customization. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School
Press, 210 p.). Flexible manufacturing systems; Product
management; Relationship marketing.
Jeanne Prial Gordus, Paul Jarley, Louis A.
Plant Closings and Economic Dislocation. (Kalamazoo, MI:
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 173 p.). Plant
shutdowns; Unemployed; Labor mobility; Personnel management;
Employees -- Relocation.
Thomas G. Gunn (1987).
Manufacturing for Competitive Advantage: Becoming a World Class
Manufacturer. (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 221 p.).
Manufacturing industries--United States--Management;
Manufacturing processes--United States; Competition,
Robert W. Hall (1987).
Attaining Manufacturing Excellence: Just-in-Time, Total Quality,
Total People Involvement. (Homewood, IL: Dow
Jones-Irwin, 290 p.). Production control; Inventory control;
The Soul of the Enterprise: Creating a Dynamic Vision for
American Manufacturing. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness,
382 p.). Manufacturing industries--United States--Management;
Manufacturing industries--United States--Quality control.
Ben Hamper (1991).
Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line. (New York, NY:
Warner Books, 234 p.). GM worker. Automobile Industry Workers,
Blue Collar Workers, General Motors Corporation. A "boozy,
funny, testosterone-saturated best-selling memoir" by an ex-GM
worker in Michigan.
Theodore B. Hodges (1994).
Erastus Hodges, 1781-1847: Connecticut Manufacturer, Merchant &
Entrepreneur. (Kennebunk, ME: Phoenix Pub., 360 p.).
Hodges, Erastus, 1781-1847;
Torrington (Conn.)--Commerce--History--19th century. Published
for the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and
the Torrington Historical Society.
David A. Hounshell (1984).
From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The
Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States.
(Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 411 p.). Mass
production--United States--History. Series: Studies in industry
and society ; 4.
Satoshi Kamata, translated by Tatsuru Akimoto
witrh an introduction by Ronald Dore (1982).
Japan in the Passing Lane: An Insider's Account of Life in a
Japanese Auto Factory. (New York, NY: Pantheon, 211 p.).
Kamata, Satoshi, 1938-; Toyota Jid¯osha K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki
Kaisha; Automobile industry workers--Japan; Seasonal
Theodore B. Kinni (1996).
America's Best: IndustryWeek's Guide to World-Class
Manufacturing Plants. (New York, NY: Wiley, 429 p.).
Formerly Director of Books for IndustryWeek agazine.
Manufactures--United States--Case studies.
Edward M. Knod, Richard J. Schonberger (2001).
Operations Management: Meeting Customers' Demands.
(Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 714 p. [7th ed.]). Production
Samuel Kydd (1966).
The History of the Factory Movement. (New York, NY: A.
M. Kelley, 2 vols. [orig. pub. 1857]). Factory system--Great
Britain; Child labor--Great Britain.
David or Daniele Linhart (1981). The
Assembly Line or L'appel de la Sirene, Ou, L'Accoutumance Au
Travail. (Paris: Sycomore, 199 p.). Academic. Assembly Line
Job Satisfaction Surveys, Employee Motivation, Absenteeism.
French academician and radical takes job in a Citroen plant.
Karen Lucic (1991).
Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine. (Cambridge,
MA: Harvard University Press, 167 p.). Sheeler, Charles,
1883-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation; Precisionism --
United States; Machinery in art.
Daniel Nelson (1995).
Managers and Workers: Origins of the Twentieth-Century Factory
System in the United States, 1880-1920. (Madison, WI:
University of Wisconsin Press, 250 p.). Factory system--United
States--History; Personnel management--United States--History;
Industrial sociology--United States--History.
Joseph Persky, Wim Wiewel (2000).
When Corporations Leave Town: The Costs and Benefits of
Metropolitan Job Sprawl. (Detroit, MI: Wayne State
University Press, 189 p.). Industrial
location--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--Decision
making--Mathematical models; Land use, Urban--Environmental
Area--Costs--Mathematical models; Land use, Rural--Environmental
Area--Costs--Mathematical models; Plant
shutdowns--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--Sociological
aspects--Mathematical models; Local finance--Illinois--Chicago
Metropolitan Area--Mathematical models.
Carolyn C. Perrucci ... [et al.] (1988).
Plant Closings: International Context and Social Costs.
(New York, NY: A. de Gruyter, 193 p.). Plant shutdowns -- United
States; Plant shutdowns; Unemployment -- United States --
Psychological aspects; Unemployment -- Psychological aspects;
Work and family -- United States; Work and family.
Lawrence A. Peskin (2003).
Manufacturing Revolution: The Intellectual Origins of Early
American Industry. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins
University Press, 294 p.). Manufacturing industries--United
States--History; Industrialization--United States--History;
Industrial relations--United States--History;
B. Joseph Pine II with a foreword by Stan
Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition.
(Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 333 p.).
Manufactures--Technological innovations--Management; Service
industries--Technological innovations--Management; New
products--Management; Competition; Mass production.
Michael S. Sanders (1999).
The Yard: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works.
(New York, NY: HarperCollins. Bath Iron Works; Destroyers
Richard J. Schonberger (1982).
Japanese Manufacturing Techniques: Nine Hidden Lessons in
Simplicity. (New York, NY: Free Press, 260 p.).
Industrial management--Japan; Production management.
World Class Manufacturing The Lessons of Simplicity Applied.
(New York, NY: Free Press, 252 p.). Industrial management;
Production management; Manufacturing processes.
World Class Manufacturing: The Next Decade: Building Power,
Strength, and Value. (New York, NY: Free Press, 275 p.).
Industrial management; Production management; Manufacturing
Philip Scranton (1997).
Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American
Industrialization, 1865-1925. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 415 p.). Manufacturing industries--United
States--History; Specialty stores--United States--History.
Wickham Skinner (1985).
Manufacturing, The Formidable Competitive Weapon. (New
York, NY: Wiley, 330 p.). Production management.
Jim Todd (1995).
World-Class Manufacturing. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill,
370 p.). Industrial management; Production management;
Manufacturing processes; Competition, International.
ed. Steven Tolliday (1998).
The Rise and Fall of Mass Production. (Northampton, MA:
E. Elgar Pub. Production management; Assembly-line methods;
Motor vehicle industry--Automation.
Polly Toynbee (1971). A Working Life.
(Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 153 p.). British Journalist.
Manufacturing-Labor. British journalist takes job in a cake
Mary Walton (1997).
Car: A Drama of the American Workplace. (New York: NY:
W.W. Norton, 360 p.). Journalist. Ford Taurus, Automobile Design
and Construction. Story of development and manufacturing of 1996
Ford Taurus - in all of its complexities.
Edmund S. Whitman [and] W. James Schmidt
Plant Relocation; A Case History of a Move. (New York,
NY: American Management Association, 158 p.). General Foods
Corporation. Jell-O Division; Industrial location -- Case
studies. Jell-o's roots go back to 1897 - cough medicine-maker
from Leroy, NYstarted mixing fruit-flavored gelatin. 1906 annual
sales approached $1 million. 1957 - more than 250 million
D. Hugh Whittaker (1990).
Managing Innovation: A Study of British and Japanese Factories.
(New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 205 p.). Research
Associate, Centre for Business Research (University of
Cambridge). Technological innovations--Great
Britain--Management--Case studies; Technological
innovations--Japan--Management--Case studies; Industrial
management--Great Britain--Case studies; Industrial
management--Japan--Case studies; Comparative management.
Introduction of technology in the manufacturing sector.
How Everyday Things Are Made
Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford University and
design 4x show how dozens of products are made: airplanes,
motorcycles, cars, jelly beans, chocolate, glass bottles,
crayons, and golf clubs. Also information on various careers in
manufacturing, a list of books on the field of manufacturing and
a Think About It feature - visitors are asked to offer their
comments on how they think a certain process works, along with
reading the previous comments of other visitors.
The Human Factor
Inspired by "…the courage, industry and intelligence required of
the American working man", two colleagues from the Harvard
Business School (Donald Davenport and Frank Ayres) sent out a
call to leading businesses in order to develop a visual
collection that could be used in the classroom. During the
1930s, they received over 2,100 photographs that documented "the
human factor" embodied in the interactions between worker and
machine. Recently, the Baker Library at the Harvard Business
School created this online exhibition to showcase a selection of
these remarkable images. Visitors should begin by reading the
introductory essay; they should then proceed to the exhibition,
which is divided into nine sections. Each section begins with a
short preface, and then continues on to a sampling of images,
which include workers monitoring massive wheels of Swiss cheese
in 1933 and a photograph of women assembling parts for Philco
radios in 1926. Each photograph can be viewed in great detail,
and it is worth noting that the site also contains an exemplary
Inside an American Factory: Films of the
Westinghouse Works, 1904
The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films
showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most
prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the
Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to
showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots
of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female
workers performing their duties at the plants.