Re: [CR]Raleigh Buying Up Their Betters - related re-post of CRarticle about Raleigh USA Sales (long)


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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 22:49:06 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Buying Up Their Betters - related re-post of CRarticle about Raleigh USA Sales (long)
To: Steve Neago <questor@cinci.rr.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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This is such hype. Another vampire doing a strip down of corporate assets. Gee isn't even Huffy BANKRUPT. So much for bottom feeding and this guy's "leadership"..

As to "TQM, Lean Production and Mass
> Customization." isn't that Deming stuff from the 1950's that everyone adopted at the time.

Innovation? Quality? All this ever was was the husk the US bicycle industry as remained after the collapse at the turn of the last century. Dayton-Huffman-Huffy if I recall.

I'll add this about Raleigh. They had a little problem that would make any share holder weep. At the height of the bike boom they lost money. Lets see- we have the largest production, we have a great brand, we have record sales, we are losing money.

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

"led Huffy Bicycles
> (1983-1992) to the preeminent position in the U.S. bicycle market, with
> a 33% share and over $300 million in sales. Huffy was the acknowledged
> product innovation, advertising and promotion leader, and the best known
> bicycle brand in North America. The Celina, Ohio factory where Huffy
> bicycles were then manufactured was widely known as the most productive
> in the world, and for its exemplary, high-involvement working
> relationship with its United Steel Worker workforce, and where it
> pioneered what is now known as TQM, Lean Production and Mass
> Customization.