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(Revised August 1997)
Raychem Corp.: Interconnection Systems Division
Describes the highly successful efforts of a management team to turn around the performance of a $30 million Raychem division that manufactures electronic connectors. The original manufacturing system was a batch operation, with a broad product line, high inventories, and slow throughput time. Describes the process of converting the operation to a low-inventory, just-in-time plant, organized by manufacturing cells. Shows how it was done, and the impact it had on different categories of overhead cost.
Keywords: Cost Management;
Organizational Change and Adaptation;