Finally, some "Common Sense" has been provided from within the industrial tower of babble. It comes in the form of concise, logical and effectively argued direction. The manufacturing sector has the most influence on the economy and our standard of living. It is also shrinking the fastest! "Common Sense" points to the specific technical and cultural issues that have caused this downward trend. James Forbes puts the correct pieces together from the exhaustive, misleading and confusing information guiding the manufacturing industry today. He does this by pulling from specific noted references and his own vast experience. Many practitioners have seen some of the discussion before but this interpretation and presentation is illuminating. The reader will find that the material in this book is controversial. After reading it, he or she will not regard current industrial dogma with as much reverence. Detailed and intricate procedual descriptions and complex mathematical formulas will not be found in "Common Sense." However, some will be referred to in its "References" section and the reader will be motivated toward further investigation. The short time it takes to read this work is a small price to pay for the vision and definitive direction it provides. This work may be the last chance for many struggling manufacturers. "Common Sense" is a manufacturing mandate!
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Forbes writes for all people, not just manufacturing professionals or business executives, leading the reader toward a better understanding of the misguided conceptions that plague manufacturing. It is for anyone who is interested in our country's declining standard of living and job loss. Not a "how to" book, Common Sense is really a motivational and directional tool, creating an objective framework for universal application. It is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of our nation. You will never look at the economy in quite the same way.From the Author:
The title is a paradox. Completely changing the manner in which industry is conducted has nothing to do with "common sense." But "common sense" will tell you that something must change. Learning to use new tools and techniques to effect this change is far from simple "common sense." Observing the world around you and reacting to changes in it is "common sense." Taiichi Ohno is quoted as saying that there is no such thing as "common sense." This author has been accused, on many occasions, of not having any. What is "common sense"? You will find the phrase peppered throughout this text.
The brevity of the book is by design. It is meant to be read in a relatively short period of time. A large time commitment will not be necessary. The issues that are discussed do not aspire to be comprehensive. They do aspire to provide motivation and a general direction. Thomas Paine's Common Sense succeeded in this. If this Common Sense helps to keep! one job on U.S. soil, it too will be a success.
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Book Description Outskirts Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1598003240