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Management & Leadership
  • Author:
    George Stalk
  • ISBN:
    0743253418
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743253413
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  • Publisher:
    Free Press (February 27, 2003)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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    Management & Leadership
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Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors

Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors. Moreover, the authors show that by refocusing their organizations on responsiveness, companies are discovering that long-held assumptions about the behavior of costs and customers are not true: Costs do not increase when lead times are reduced; they decline. Costs do not increase with greater investment in quality; they decrease.

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Competing Against Time "is one of them. Stalk and Flout demonstrate conclusively that organizations must adopt fast cycle methodologies or succumb to those that do.

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Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors. Costs do not go up when product variety is increased and response time is decreased; they go down

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Give customers what they want when they want it, or the competition will. Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors.

The principles of time-based competition still hold-but today’s companies must be adaptive, as well as fast . Time-based competition is more relevant than ever. Companies must now not only run faster but also adapt to keep up. Contact the Authors. Chief Executive Officer.

Time-based competition is more relevant than ever.

Today, time is the cutting edge. In fact, as a strategic weapon, contend George Stalk, Jr., and Thomas M. Hout, time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation. In this path-breaking book based upon ten years of research, the authors argue that the ways leading companies manage time?in production, in new product development, and in sales and distribution?represent the most powerful new sources of competitive advantage.

With many detailed examples from companies that have put time-based strategies in place, such as Federal Express, Ford, Milliken, Honda, Deere, Toyota, Sun Microsystems, Wal-Mart, Citicorp, Harley-Davidson, and Mitsubishi, the authors describe exactly how reducing elapsed time can make the critical difference between success and failure. Give customers what they want when they want it, or the competition will. Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors. Moreover, the authors show that by refocusing their organizations on responsiveness, companies are discovering that long-held assumptions about the behavior of costs and customers are not true: Costs do not increase when lead times are reduced; they decline. Costs do not increase with greater investment in quality; they decrease. Costs do not go up when product variety is increased and response time is decreased; they go down. And contrary to a commonly held belief that customer demand would be only marginally improved by expanded product choice and better responsiveness, the authors show that the actual results have been an explosion in the demand for the product or service of a time-sensitive competitor, in most cases catapulting it into the most profitable segments of its markets.

With persuasive evidence, Stalk and Hout document that time consumption, like cost, is quantifiable and therefore manageable. Today's new-generation companies recognize time as the fourth dimension of competitiveness and, as a result, operate with flexible manufacturing and rapid-response systems, and place extraordinary emphasis on R&D and innovation. Factories are close to the customers they serve. Organizations are structured to produce fast responses rather than low costs and control. Companies concentrate on reducing if not eliminating delays and using their response advantage to attract the most profitable customers.

Stalk and Hout conclude that virtually all businesses can use time as a competitive weapon. In industry after industry, they illustrate the processes involved in becoming a time-based competitor and the ways managers can open and sustain a significant advantage over the competition.


Leceri
I came across this book after stumbling upon a recommendation from Tim Cook of Apple. After reading the book, I came to understand how Apple dominated its turf in quality products backed by smart supply management & strategies by racing ahead of time & market. Time is money and there are customers who are willing to pay a premium if you can deliver above & beyond average speeds. A great book for those who are starting out their own brand and having to deal with various vendors in supply chain.
Insanity
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Jorad
Simply amazing.
Jerdodov
I read an article where it said that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, recommended this book to new hires. After reading the book, I learned a ton about business and how the time-based competition method works. I began to realize how Apple works better and understand Toyota's importance in the automobile industry. Even though I'm in the tech industry and may never touch a manufacturing plant, I was able to quickly incorporate a ton of the ideas quickly in my startup. Highly recommend.
Water
I loved it
Fonceiah
Although the examples the book gives are dated the strategy and benefits outlined in this book are timeless.

The authors make a compelling case for action and provide the motivation necessary to implement the strategy.
Perilanim
I didn't find this book particularly useful. It's very manufacturing focused. Also, many concepts are just common sense in the fast paced internet service companies.
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