Achieving success in manufacturing--strategies that really work'Every manufacturing CEO must read this nuts and bolts book.'--Jerry Jasinowski, President, National Association of ManufacturersAs a top executive with Lavelle Aircraft for 17 years, Richard Ludwig employed some unique formulas to improve his company's bottom line. And they worked. This book, targeted specifically at the manufacturing industry, explores these formulas, weaving together all of the diverse elements that contribute to a successful operation. Readers will learn about everything from choosing capital equipment to downsizing to buying outside services. And they'll see for themselves how--by utilizing the techniques on these pages--Lavelle was able to reduce its expenses to an average of 6% of sales over a ten-year period!Covers quality circles and the use of incentives to increase employee productivity Demonstrates how combining trend analysis with Pareto analysis minimizes costs Includes real life examples of dramatic cost reductionsRICHARD LUDWIG (Wyncote, Pennsylvania) was formerly president of Lavelle Aircraft Company and a manager at General Electric. He is presently a management consultant.