Productivity for Profitability
One board member had an opportunity to learn a unique company reestablishment story from a dealing bank in Japan.
Then the board started to find the story and become to know that the company had implemented MDC as setting reasonable and/ or fair manning with reasonable engineering approach for shop floors with a unique management consultant support. A consulting firm basically never introduces names of consultant and phone number as corporate secret, but the board had made unbelievable effort to find a consultant and they succeeded to get the information. They got information, it was a particular methodology and the company decided to have the support of a unique consultant.
A meeting with the consultants and a chief vice president was held. The vice-president explained full information, such as they required saving labour cost and then improving the corporate operating profit, increasing sales of their unique product in the world. One of the top managers’ concerns was that they did not know how far they could go by improving productivity.
The management consultant was invited to make a MDC presentation for board meeting for one hour. Immediately after the presentation, the CEO made speech about necessity to inviting the management consultant. That is all manifest, the boards agreed without any questions.
The essential results of the MDC consulting project are presented in the figure below:
1. Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment(MCPD) and Methods Design Concept(MDC), The Path to Competitiveness, Alin Posteuca and Shigeyasu Sakamoto, CRC Press, USA, 2017.
2. Beyond World-Class Productivity, Industrial Engineering Practice and Theory, Shigeyasu Sakamoto, Springer, UK, 2010.
3. Design concept for methods engineering in Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook, the Fourth ed. Hodson, Shigeyasu Sakamoto, McGraw Hill, 1992.