An Application of TOC on Cost Reduction --A Case of the Domestic Automobile Industry
Dr. R.K. Lee
|摘要:|| 西元2002年台灣正式加入WTO(World Trade Organization)，各種產業之國內市場皆面臨前所未有的進口貨品的競爭壓力。國內汽車製造產業因技術及市場規模無法突破的現況，在面臨進口車的數量及地區限制的解除，勢必造成獲利的大幅衰減，故所有國產汽車在過去的五年間厲行成本低減活動，以期降低進口開放所帶來的衝擊。
After the formal entrance to WTO in 2002, every industry in Taiwan is facing the unprecedented stress from competing with imported goods. Because domestic Motor Manufacturers cannot break thought the restrictions on techniques and market scale, when facing the removal of the restriction on the quota of imported motors and sales region, the profitability drops drastically. That is why all the domestic Motor Manufacturers have been strictly implementing the “C/D (Cost Down)” activities since five years ago for eliminating the impact from the relief of the import bans on motors. The result of C/D is satisfying after a series of activities on it and this did bring the Motor Manufacturers the raise of profit from Finance Report, but the profitability of Original Techniques Companies and parts suppliers is not improved. By contrast, those activities bring the negative influences such as cost increasing and profit descending. As a result, the distrust over Motor Manufacturers is growing stronger and stronger day after day, and they are skeptical about the genuine meaning of the C/D activities Motor Manufacturers have been advocating for reacting to the impact from the entrance to WTO. TOC stresses the emphasis on the Global Optimum, and this is consistent with the concept of “Total Profit and Growth Sharing”, which Motor Manufacturers has been emphasizing. The local optimum results deriving from the C/D activities will lead to the more numerous industry crises in the future. The research is to figure out a better strategy for C/D by adopting TOC’s problem-solving method in order to eliminate the harmful influence from the current C/D activities, and expects to gain the tri-wins consequence for domestic Motor Manufacturers, Parts Suppliers and Original Techniques Companies.
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