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A new approach, employed by ICL, to the delivery of information technology in the manufacturing market is described. This is based on the principle of assisting companies to gain significant competitive advantage by moving to world class status. The ways in which this can be achieved are...
The barriers to supplier development are examined under the broad headings of poor communication and feedback, supplier complacency, misguided supplier improvement objectives, the credibility of the customer as viewed by their suppliers, and misconceptions regarding purchasing power. Key steps...
The methods traditionally employed to assess the capability of suppliers to deliver what is wanted at the right time are described. More recently quality appraisal has been developed and preventive quality has grown out of this. The experience of Black and Decker with quality appraisal is...
The role of quality and how it is defined in a supply chain are discussed and the change in the meaning of quality as relationships evolve from supplier to comaker described. The way in which the suppliers responsibility for quality grows as comakership develops is dealt with and the appropriate...
The philosophy of comakership as practised by Nissan UK is described. The necessary precursors to successful comakership are outlined and the way in which comakership is embodied in the Nissan way of manufacturing is discussed. The importance of the workforce in the process is emphasised.
The development of comakership in the UK raises important legal considerations as to the nature of the relationship between the parties concerned. These problems are discussed in detail and include competition law problems, contractual problems, confidentiality, industrial property ownership...
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