- Tapa blanda: 280 páginas
- Editor: Free Press (5 de agosto de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1439124620
- ISBN-13: 978-1439124628
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Profit Beyond Measure (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 5 ago 2008
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Bartley J. Madden, Partner HOLT Value Associates, and author of "CFROI Valuation" This is a profoundly important book that lays out extraordinarily insightful ways to think about managing organizations. It will become a classic.
Michael Rothschild, CEO
Maxager Technology, and author of "Bionomics"
Once again, Thomas Johnson leads the way in rethinking fundamental management systems.
Bartley J. Madden, Partner
HOLT Value Associates, and author of "CFROI Valuation"
This is a profoundly important book that lays out extraordinarily insightful ways to think about managing organizations. It will become a classic.
Dan Saint, Partner
Deloitte & Touche
Fascinating...this practical alternative guided by principles of living systems may finally enable us to shed our superstitious beliefs in the efficacy of focusing on outcome and managing by fear.
Richard J. Schonberger, President
Schonberger & Associates, Inc., and author of "World Class Manufacturing"
Just what the business world needs to escape from the entrenched, ineffective, backwards mode of trying to steer the ship "by watching the wake."
Roger Saillant, Ph.D.
Vice President and General Manager, Energy Transformation Systems, Visteon Corporation
Definitely a must read. Building a culture is more important than building personality cults focused on the bottom line. Nature has shown the way. Tom Johnson has identified nature's best mimics, Toyota and Scania. It's up to the rest of us to catch up. Johnson and Bro ms' book gives ample insight to the rest of us about where we need to go.
Michael Rothschild, CEOMaxager Technology, and author of "Bionomics"Once again, Thomas Johnson leads the way in rethinking fundamental management systems.
David Berdish, Corporate Governance ManagerFord Motor CompanyJohnson and Broms' "management by means" provides insight and methods for us to better learn about operating within the natural system and achieving greatness.
Bartley J. Madden, PartnerHOLT Value Associates, and author of "CFROI Valuation"This is a profoundly important book that lays out extraordinarily insightful ways to think about managing organizations. It will become a classic.
Dan Saint, PartnerDeloitte & ToucheFascinating...this practical alternative guided by principles of living systems may finally enable us to shed our superstitious beliefs in the efficacy of focusing on outcome and managing by fear.
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Waste has plagued almost every industrial-age firm for the past century. In this powerfully argued alternative to conventional cost management thinking, experts H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Bröms assert that any company can avoid the waste that is generated through excessive operating costs in the short run and excessive losses from market instability in the long run. To gain more secure levels of profitability, management must simply change how it thinks about work and how it organizes work. Profit Beyond Measure details how two extremely profitable manufacturers, Toyota and the Swedish truck maker Scania, have rejected the traditional mechanistic mindset of managing by results that generates waste. Johnson and Bröms explain how Toyota and Scania achieve their legendary cost advantage through a revolutionary concept they call managing by means (MBM). Instead of being driven to meet preconceived accounting targets, the production systems of Toyota and Scania are governed by the three precepts that guide all living systems: self-organization, interdependence, and diversity. Amid a wealth of new insights into Toyota's vaunted system, Johnson and Bröms introduce the tools of MBM to show how design, production, and profitability analysis are done to customer order. They demonstrate that by following the principles that emulate life systems, even a lean and profitable company can organize work to greatly lessen its long-term earnings instability and sharply reduce its short-run operating costs. Scania has achieved sixty-five years of financial stability and longevity in the face of fierce competition. Toyota has amassed a market value since 1988 that has rivaled -- or sometimes surpassed -- the American "Big Three" automakers combined. The principles that Johnson and Bröms set forth in Profit Beyond Measure can guarantee the same richer, longer life to any company that applies them.Ver Descripción del producto
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They explore the very deep difference between how most large western corporations management thinks and act vs. how a Toyota executive would see the world and practice their role as a leader and manager. Belief in principles such as "self-organization", the focus on the link between "knowing and doing", enhancing the relationships that interact to create profitable value for customers, and the "union between customer and organization" are explored by the authors. They illustrate how the "profit beyond measure" management philosophy contrasts with what most western manager experience and do in large corporations driven by "quantitative abstractions" of the business that are one dimensional and disconnected from the deeper inter-relations in business that enable sustained and profitable customer relationships.
I enjoyed the first half of the book much more than the second. There is significant repetition that needs some editing. I could do without some of the section toward the end on how these techniques could save society from other "sustainability perils" as seen by the authors. The very end includes a very good table and summary of the key concepts.
I highly recommend this read on the philosophy of management to anyone interested in alternative ideas on leadership and management of successful and profitable large corporations. Many of the ideas will seem intuitive to successful entrepreneurs; however, they are much less commonly practiced at scale in large corporations where it is much more common to see the "mechanistic" and imposed controls based top down management approach.
If you resort to curtailing travel and eliminating donuts to try and make budget, or think lean is a material control system, or simply feel that their current patterns of management will never get you where you need to go, you should read this book. Through the attention and cultivation of the work and relationships of the business and not just the measurement results you will find many disconnects in how you are serving your customers. The work of the organization carries all of the information you need with it, and while output measures are important for reporting reasons, they are not helping you to design a system that connects workers to customers. This can help.
I predict this book and not Relevance Lost will be considered Johnson greatest contribution. Enjoy!
Tom Johnson's overview of business thinking is astoundingly clear, the beginning of the revolution that Dr. W. Edwards Deming demanded for so many years.
The Toyota story is told beautifully in chapter 3; now I begin to understand what happens in that Kentucky facility.
Chapter 4 is the weakness of the book; there is no there there. The Scania "secret" is not in the same universe as that at Toyota. What more evidence do we need than the sale of the company?
Chapter 5 is fascinating. Tom Johnson the heretic! A modern day Martin Luther! No one on Wall Street will want to know about orderline analysis. However, if those using it prosper...
The stock market vanish? That is precisely what will happen if Tom Johnson's thinking catches on. And that can't happen too soon. It may already be too late to preserve our culture as we know it. But then, it may be time.
Most in business will not want to hear the last two chapters. But no one wants to hear that they have cancer either, right? This patient (the world economy) has cancer, and no one knows if survival is possible.
I can't wait for the next iteration of this "stuff." The books that Johnson (and a few others, like Dr. Ed Baker) are going to write could make all the difference in our future. Dr. Norman Borlaug and his cohorts are trying to feed the world in spite of potentially deadly water shortages; Johnson and a few like-minded intellectuals are trying to feed the world correct thinking in spite of potentially deadly shortsightedness.