1st Edition

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC) The Path to Competitiveness

By Alin Posteucă, Shigeyasu Sakamoto Copyright 2017
    434 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    434 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    Providing a reasonable level of profitability through productivity is - and will remain - one of the fundamental tasks of the management teams of any production company.

    Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness contains two new methodologies to improving the productivity and profitability of production systems that continuously increase competitiveness: Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC). Both MCPD and MDC are the result of long-time synthesis and distillation, being implemented successfully, totally or partially, in many companies. The MCPD system, developed by Alin Posteucă, is a manufacturing cost policy aimed at continuous cost improvement through a systemic and systematic approach. The MCPD is a methodology that improves the production flow driven by the need for Manufacturing Cost Improvement (MCI) for both existing and future products through setting targets and means to continuously improve production process productivity for each product family cost. The MDC, developed by Shigeyasu Sakamoto, design the effective manufacturing methods using a tool of engineering steps identifying ideas for increasing productivity called KAIZENSHIRO (improvable value as a target). The MDC results on production methods lead to effectiveness of work measurement for performance (P) and to knowledge and improvement of production control and planning as utilization (U), in order to achieve labor target costs.

    The combination of MCPD and MDC methodologies can provide a unique approach for the managers who are seeking new ways for increasing productivity and profitability to increase the competitive level of their manufacturing company.

    Manufacturing Strategy for successful profitability improvement. Strategy development for Profitability through Productivity. Manufacturing company strategy and long term productivity strategy. Strategic approach to costs and profitability. Profitability Improvement: Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD). Manufacturing cost improvement as the company's internal business. Introduction and basic principles of MCPD. Manufacturing cost policy analysis. Manufacturing cost policy development. Manufacturing cost policy management. Profitability Improvement: Methods Design Concept (MDC). Productivity methodology for three dimensions. Performing Methods Design Concept (MDC) steps. Work measurement as a powerful tool. Tangible and intangible results of practical application on productivity and profitability improvement. Case study on MCPD. Case study on MDC. Critical success factors for productivity and profitability improvement. Steps to begin. Productivity and profitability improvement master plan. Conclusion.


    Alin Posteucă, Ph.D, is a management consultant in cost improvement, productivity and quality and managing partner of Exegens Management Consultants (Romania). Prior to this position, he held top management positions in manufacturing and service companies.His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement, and operational management of production. His recent research includes the manufacturing cost deployment policy to translate the strategic objective to reduce the long-term production costs to the annual activities and actions of manufacturing cost improvement, by setting targets and means for the process cost improvement. He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 18 years in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences, regarding productivity, manufacturing cost improvement and industrial engineering. He is certified public accountant. He has an MBA degree (University of Iasi, Romania). He received his Ph.D. in managerial accounting from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania). Also, he received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania).

    Shigeyasu Sakamoto, Ph.D, is a management consultant in productivity and profitability improvement and president of Productivity Partner Incorporated (Japan). Before his current appointment, Sakamoto was vice president of Maynard MEC AB (Sweden) and vice president of JMAC (Japan). Sakamoto is a fellow at the World Academy of Productivity Science. He received his Ph.D. in policy science from the Doshisha University (Japan). He is also certified as: industrial engineer from the European Institute of Industrial Engineering, MTM instructor from International MTM Directorate (IMD), and a MOST instructor from Maynard Management Institute. He worked for the IMD as the technical coordinator responsible for developing a new system of MTM. Sakamoto is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He’s a work factor and mentor factor instructor for WOFAC Corporation. Sakamoto has published many books and papers in English and Japanese regarding productivity, industrial engineering and work measurement. Recently, he explored the subject of company dignity through experiences as management consultant of productivity for more than 20 years in Europe. He is the author of Beyond World Class Productivity (2010, Springer, London, UK).