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What is the secret behind every successful product? Why are people willing to pay more for a BMW than a Chevrolet? How could Apple iPhones represent only 4% of the world?s cell phone market in 2010 but take in 50% of the profits? The answer is QUALITY. In this provocative new book, bestselling author James L. Adams provides a brilliant, in-depth look at the powerful but elusive qualities that can make or break a product?s success. A must-read for managers, designers, manufacturers, engineers, and marketers, this groundbreaking approach will change the way you think about your product?and show you why it?s more important than ever to deliver the highest quality possible. In Good Products, Bad Products, you?ll learn how to: Maximize your product?s performance?and minimize the cost Appeal to your customer?s emotions?with elegance and sophistication Make sure your product is a perfect fit?that?s human, cultural, and global With competition growing stronger and fiercer every year, product quality has become the number-one factor in a company?s success. Adams points out that there will always be a stable demand for a high-quality product. By addressing every aspect of product quality?from the technical to the practical to the aesthetic?you can develop a product that your company will be proud of and your customers will love. Along the way, you?ll hear fascinating case studies of famous brands that became victims of their own success?like Kodak, IBM, Zenith, and GM?and struggled to recover lost ground. You?ll see how some countries like Japan surged ahead by offering better products than anyone on the globe. You?ll learn how some U.S. manufacturers remained successful in spite of the foreign market?s lower wages. And you?ll also discover the top industry secrets for prioritizing quality throughout the company, delivering products that are the best in their class. Now more than ever, quality matters. Good Products, Bad Products gives you the edge, so you can give your customers the best product possible. Table of Contents: Chapter 1 Products and Quality: What Is the Situation Chapter 2 Problems in Increasing Product Quality: Narrow-Mindedness and Attitudes Chapter 3 Performance, Cost, and Price: Is It a Good Deal Chapter 4 Human Fit: Does the Product Fit People Chapter 5 Craftsmanship: Joy to the Maker, Joy to the User Chapter 6 Products, Emotions, and Needs: Love, Hate, or Blah Chapter 7 Aesthetics, Elegance, and Sophistication: Wisdom Through Experience Chapter 8 Symbolism and Cultural Values: Who Are We Chapter 9 Global Constraints: Does the Product Fit a Finite Earth and Its Inhabitants Chapter 10 Conclusion: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go Printed Pages: 272. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 66967
Titel: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential ...
Verlag: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Mcgraw-Hill Education - Europe Dez 2011, 2011. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 'This book is the most comprehensive discussion of all the elements that go into producing superior products that I have read. I have thought a lot about quality over many years, yet the thinking reflected throughout [this] discussion is a real eye-opener for me. For anyone seriously interested in quality, this is a must read.'-Donald E. Petersen, retired President and Chairman, Ford Motor Company 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780071782401