Geary and Sorrell’s book, On the Plant Floor: A Practical Guide to Daily Leadership in the Manufacturing Factory, was published in the fall of 2012 to help manufacturing foremen and executives improve operations and profits.
Available at Amazon.com, On the Plant Floor is a manufacturing book for both the inexperienced, new leader and the seasoned plant manager. Authors Bryan Geary and Carl Sorrell draw upon their 60 years of combined experience in hands-on manufacturing leadership to offer real-life solutions to real-life problems at all levels in the manufacturing world.
Sampling of Chapter Topics
Not Everybody is Like You
If You Don’t Care, Why Should I?
Do the Things You Don’t Like to Do
Manage Upstream and Downstream
Dealing with Difficult People
Emails are Evil
The Bean Counters
Guard Against Assumptions
Build a Culture for Success
Spread the Pain
Failure IS an Option
Solid, practical advice to manufacturing managers at every level. “The best compilation of hands-on advice I’ve seen in a single book. I’ll be ordering copies for my plant leadership team. Well written and easy to read.”
Manufacturing Knowledge For Experts and Dummies “On The Plant Floor is a worthwhile book for both experts and dummies on the topic of manufacturing. All U.S. citizens, regardless of their field or career choice, should become more knowledgeable about manufacturing. The authors, who are obviously are very experienced in manufacturing, make a complicated subject understandable and their advice can be put to practical use for existing manufacturing plants, as well as new greenfield plants. I highly recommend this book.”
A must-have for managers “This concise guide is well worth reading for anyone who finds him or herself in charge of a plant — or even anyone who supervises a staff in any business. Chock-full of sound advice, engagingly written with touches of humor. You may think you know all there is to know about your business, but I guarantee you’ll find some gem in here you’ll realize you had never thought of — but should have.”