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Industrial Problem Solving Simplified: An 8-Step Program by Ralph R. Pawlak

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Preface

Some readers might ask why they should invest the time needed to read this book. My hope is that the answer is provided in the following pages.

Foreign competition and job outsourcing have caused dislocations in many industries. Since economic uncertainty abounds across the world, most manufacturing facilities attempt to maximize their competitiveness. Due to the attempts to control costs, there are plant closings, employment stagnations, dislocations, and reductions. None of these actions is beneficial to the long-term viability of a manufacturing facility unless they are coupled with innovative changes that increase competitive capability. Consequently, managers evaluate each employee’s attributes in efforts to retain talented workers ...

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