Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness
Alin Posteucă, Shigeyasu Sakamoto
by Productivity Press, New York (USA), 2017
Beyond World-Class Productivity
Industrial Engineering Practice and Theory (actual productivity results from companies)
by Springer, Switzerland AG, 2010
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 MPCD 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. MPCD deployment puts those managers firmly in control. Perhaps most importantly, MPCD 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 MPCD 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 MPCD is the approach for you. If you are not yet convinced, read the results of case examples - this approach works!"