It's Not Magic : The Rebirth of a Small Manufacturing Company

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
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It's Not Magicis a two-part story of how a small, struggling manufacturing supplier, Magic Inc., transformed itself into a leading manufacturer of springs and stampings. First, is the historical account of a group of people who faced the realities of the current and coming business world head on---not only did they survive---they thrived and increased sales from four million dollars annually to sixty million annually. Second, Klein and Zawacki share the processes and programs they used to stabilize Magic, Inc. in The Magic Workbook, designed for students and professionals alike. They include the charts, lists, questionnaires, and programs that will be of practical use to others seeking to economically re-energize a company.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Peter Thompson Meets Professor John Keenp. 3
First Visit to Magicp. 5
Start with Basic Problemsp. 11
Academician Learns from the Practitionerp. 17
Grow People Firstp. 21
Weakest Linkp. 27
Fix the Problem, Not the Blamep. 33
Leads, Not Supervisorsp. 45
Discovering the Weakest Linkp. 53
Quality of Life Issuesp. 57
Eliminate Wastep. 65
Trust, Relationships, Integrity, and Communicationp. 71
Energy Vampiresp. 75
Leadership Should Have the Capacity to Educatep. 83
Safety and Maintenancep. 89
Disciplinep. 101
Lifelong Educationp. 107
Culturep. 111
Financial Measurementsp. 115
Suggestion Systemp. 121
Business Philosophyp. 127
Rearview Managementp. 133
Robust Processp. 137
It's Not Magic - Continuous Educationp. 141
Reflectionsp. 145
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