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Sometimes you need to do the hard work of understanding the data - data can uncover the secrets of your operations: the good, the bad… and the ugly. And sometimes, you need to work at the detailed level to fully understand what is going on… and uncover why.
The MCPD approach does this - works at the detailed, data level to uncover those secrets. But more than this - it drives forward progress. It uses targets to motivate, to challenge and to provide evidence - of the possible, the realistic, the ‘truth’. Managers can then work at a daily level to identify why these targets are not being met - and to improve operations so that the targets are met, regularly and consistently. MCPD deployment puts those managers firmly in control. Perhaps most importantly, MCPD provides the links between the ”productivity vision” and longer-term aims -- and the goals and action plans that drive shorter-term improvement. Adopting and using the MCPD system releases hidden reserves of productivity and profitability.
Alin has done a remarkable job of condensing a lot of detailed information into a readable, interesting and challenging book. If you are the type of manager who values evidence-based policy determination and decision-making, then MCPD is the approach for you. If you are not yet convinced, read the results of case examples - this approach works!"
Alin’s book is an answer and a practical guide to all these. It shows the basic fundamental and scientific steps and factors that are supporting his new very original approach to the profitability and productivity and also practical suggestions when facing problems on the production floor."
You need to understand your data and what to do with it. Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment is a detailed and very well-structured guideline that provides you with the right advice and examples on how to do this. It’s giving you the answers to questions that perhaps you always had in your head, but they were never really addressed.
Getting back to the beginning: by now most of the manufacturing organizations have at least a basic lean understanding, but it is not working if the costs are not under control, profits are low or even missing and people do not feel engaged and motivated. Why are the targets and the way they are addressed so important? How can we make sure we are fully aware of our existing waste and how to transform all the available information in better planning and suitable targets? How do we engage everyone, what is the link between motivation, targets and profit? What do we learn from our customers, from the market – and why? And there are so many more questions and the best part of the MCPD is that it’s addressing all these questions with clear data and examples and helps you getting your answers.
I know Alin for many years and this work is a true highlight of his long-time research. It is one of those books that you wished you had it early in your career when you were responsible for critical projects or businesses and you knew that things can be done better. Thankfully, it is never too late to learn!"
Personally, this training has clarified for me many aspects of the controller’s role in the organization, the specific way in which sensitive issues must be approached, it changed my orientation towards analysis to improve processes.
Also, it suggested me at least 4 ideas with immediate application, to improve my activity and the organization’s, but also some ways and solutions to organize on a medium and long term basis the activity of the company in order to survive in the crisis which is to come."
I now have a different vision of what is cost saving vs. cost continuous improvement through KAIZEN. Acquired concepts taught were OK and understandable to anyone with minimal knowledge of Controlling (Costs and Budgets)."