1st Edition

Manufacturing Competency and Strategic Success in the Automobile Industry

    238 Pages
    by CRC Press

    238 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Strategic success of industry depends upon manufacturing competencies (i.e., the competitive advantage to ensure better quality and reliability), which will increase sales and create a sound customer base. Competitive priorities are the operating advantages that are assessed, evaluated, and measured within the parameters of cost, quality, time, design, and flexibility. The book explains the manufacturing competencies upon which the strategic success of the automobile industry depends. The impact of manufacturing competency on strategic success is analyzed and modelled using suitable qualitative and quantitative techniques.

    Key Features

    • Outlines manufacturing competencies in correlation with successful strategic planning for current manufacturing environment

    • Provides methodology or guidelines for linking defined strategic plans with manufacturing competencies

    • Defines strategic success in the context of the automobile industry

    • Analyses and models manufacturing competency impacts using qualitative and quantitative techniques

    • Develops qualitative models with real-time case studies

    1. Competency and Its Components 2. Strategy and Its Aspects 3. Manufacturing Competency and Strategic Success 4. Reliability Analysis of Competency and Strategy 5. Case Studies in Manufacturing Industries 6. Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques 7. Structural Equation Modeling 8. Conclusions and Recommendations


    Chandan Deep Singh has been Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab (India) since 2011. He completed his Ph.D. in November 2016 from the same institution. His M.Tech. (Manufacturing Systems Engineering) is from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab (India), completed in 2011. He completed B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 from Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, Punjab (India). He has published around 25 books and guided 53 students for M.Tech. thesis. He has published around 93 papers in various international journals and conferences. Presently, 5 students are working under him for their Ph.D. and 2 for their M.Tech. His main research areas are CAD/CAM, Production and Industrial Engineering, and Die-Casting. He worked on software, namely CATIA, ProE, Solid Works (all during M.Tech. thesis), PSAW, MS-Excel (for AHP, TOPSIS, VIKOR), AMOS (in PSAW for SEM), MATLAB (all during Ph.D.).

    Jaimal Singh Khamba holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Industrial Engineering, and PhD in Technology Management from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India. He is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. He has a number of publications in refereed international/national journals and conferences. His main research area is non-traditional manufacturing, TPM, and manufacturing competency.