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Other manufacturing technologies

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Lean and Green Supply Chains

Lean and Green Supply Chains

Author: Michael Mutingi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book presents hybrid value stream mapping tools for developing Lean and green supply chains. The tools incorporate green and Lean concepts that can assist supply chain decision makers to simultaneously minimize wastes, costs, environmental damage, and energy and material usage In addition, it provides a new integrated approach for evaluating supply chain performance from both green and Lean perspectives. As supply chain stakeholders increasingly become aware of the need to simultaneously address economic, environmental, and energy usage issues, it is essential to formulate performance objectives based on these issues. To achieve these objectives, the book provides tools and techniques for value stream mapping the supply chain. Suggested tools, such as green lean process mapping, quality filter mapping, energy value stream mapping, and supply chain response matrix can assist supply chain decision makers to simultaneously achieve green and Lean objectives centered on minimizing wastes, costs, environmental damage, as well as energy and material usage. The book is divided into three parts. Part I presents recent concepts of green and Lean paradigms, as well as green Lean performance in supply chain systems. Part II presents parallel and integrated green Lean models, based on the triple bottom line (also known as the 3E bottom line) perspective, covering aspects related to the economy, the environment, and energy and material usage. Part III presents and explains a range of tools and techniques, where Leanness and greenness are emphasized from a common view point. A compendium of Lean green value stream mapping tools are presented and illustrated using succinct procedures, flowcharts and examples.

Shingo on Shingo

Shingo on Shingo

Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Shigeo Shingo was the foremost Lean methods authority and documenter. His books were the first analyses of the Toyota Production System.The Shingo Prize, which is administered by the Shingo Institute, was established in 1988 and endorsed by Dr. Shingo.The Shingo Prize is a global program that acknowledges enterprises that excel in Lean culture, systems, and results. The model upon which the Shingo Prize is based, as well as its guiding principle and identification of related insights of enterprise excellence (namely that ideal results require ideal behavior, beliefs and systems drive behavior, and principles inform ideal behaviors) have evolved from Shingo's texts and anlyses of excellence.

Shop Floor Management for Supervisors and Managers

Shop Floor Management for Supervisors and Managers

This book outlines the Lean tools needed on the front lines including visual management tools, Gemba walks, standard work, time analysis, kanban, 5S and more. The authors use engaging stories and case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of shop floor management.

Harnessing Digital Disruption

Harnessing Digital Disruption

Author: Pascal (Lean Pathways Inc., Toronto, Canada) Dennis, Laurent Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2020

Our world has changed, probably for good. Until now, the shift from brick-and-mortar to the smartphone has been about service, cost and convenience. Now, it's also a matter of public health. In some industries, this trend has been evident for some time. But now it's going to accelerate across the gamut of industry. How do we remain relevant in this risky new world? How do we win this uncertain new game? What if ours is a brick-and-mortar organization that depends on face-to-face interaction? Can we learn to harness digital methods, tools and technologies? Fortunately, there is a pathway to prosperity. The story in this book is set in the heady world of international banking, but the prescription, methods and lessons apply equally to manufacturers, utilities, hospitals, insurers and government agencies. Harnessing digital disruption entails learning new tools, systems and thinking. Doing so effectively requires a sound overall approach based on timeless principles.

Harnessing Digital Disruption

Harnessing Digital Disruption

Author: Pascal (Lean Pathways Inc., Toronto, Canada) Dennis, Laurent Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2020

Our world has changed, probably for good. Until now, the shift from brick-and-mortar to the smartphone has been about service, cost and convenience. Now, it's also a matter of public health. In some industries, this trend has been evident for some time. But now it's going to accelerate across the gamut of industry. How do we remain relevant in this risky new world? How do we win this uncertain new game? What if ours is a brick-and-mortar organization that depends on face-to-face interaction? Can we learn to harness digital methods, tools and technologies? Fortunately, there is a pathway to prosperity. The story in this book is set in the heady world of international banking, but the prescription, methods and lessons apply equally to manufacturers, utilities, hospitals, insurers and government agencies. Harnessing digital disruption entails learning new tools, systems and thinking. Doing so effectively requires a sound overall approach based on timeless principles.

Mastering Facilitation

Mastering Facilitation

Author: Morgan L Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

With business and organisations moving at an ever-faster pace and facing evermore demanding challenges, the need for efficient, succinct and productive interaction between individuals of those businesses and organisations is more important than ever. With the bounds of communication restrictions abandoned through technological advances (we can now see and hear anyone across any manner of virtual platforms anywhere around the globe) and with a greater understanding of the underlying dynamics of human interaction, unprecedented pressure has been thrust upon the individual or individuals who, often, enable these dynamic interactions: the facilitator. Many of us have, at one time or other, been responsible for a meeting - whether between a small number of individuals or an entire organisation of hundreds, or possibly thousands, of businessmen and women. Or, perhaps, we've had to be the mediator in a family dispute closer to home or managed a discussion between two feuding friends or colleagues. One way or another, chances are, all of us have been a facilitator at some point in our lives. With the ever-growing demands placed on facilitators, this book delivers a methodical and structured approach to facilitation. This book is the definitive guide to instruct and assist facilitators - both new and experienced - with a set of guidelines and underlying theory that will benefit any facilitator, whether as a mediator between two individuals, single-handedly facilitating a group of 100 or working as part of a facilitation team in a multinational corporation. The first part of the book develops the core basic skills of those new to the art of facilitating. There are many examples and exercises to show the reader how to apply them in different situations. The second part of the book is for more experienced facilitators as it focuses on more advanced skills and tackling difficult situations. Specific tools and techniques are illustrated for the reader. Essentially, this book is aimed at developing and mastering the art of facilitation. Facilitation is the art of getting the best out of groups of people to brainstorm, solve problems and gain consensus. Based on 30 years' experience of the author and running multiple facilitation training courses across the globe, this book is aimed at upskilling people, managers and leaders to drive change and consensus with groups through running workshops and meetings.

Mastering Facilitation

Mastering Facilitation

Author: Morgan L Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

With business and organisations moving at an ever-faster pace and facing evermore demanding challenges, the need for efficient, succinct and productive interaction between individuals of those businesses and organisations is more important than ever. With the bounds of communication restrictions abandoned through technological advances (we can now see and hear anyone across any manner of virtual platforms anywhere around the globe) and with a greater understanding of the underlying dynamics of human interaction, unprecedented pressure has been thrust upon the individual or individuals who, often, enable these dynamic interactions: the facilitator. Many of us have, at one time or other, been responsible for a meeting - whether between a small number of individuals or an entire organisation of hundreds, or possibly thousands, of businessmen and women. Or, perhaps, we've had to be the mediator in a family dispute closer to home or managed a discussion between two feuding friends or colleagues. One way or another, chances are, all of us have been a facilitator at some point in our lives. With the ever-growing demands placed on facilitators, this book delivers a methodical and structured approach to facilitation. This book is the definitive guide to instruct and assist facilitators - both new and experienced - with a set of guidelines and underlying theory that will benefit any facilitator, whether as a mediator between two individuals, single-handedly facilitating a group of 100 or working as part of a facilitation team in a multinational corporation. The first part of the book develops the core basic skills of those new to the art of facilitating. There are many examples and exercises to show the reader how to apply them in different situations. The second part of the book is for more experienced facilitators as it focuses on more advanced skills and tackling difficult situations. Specific tools and techniques are illustrated for the reader. Essentially, this book is aimed at developing and mastering the art of facilitation. Facilitation is the art of getting the best out of groups of people to brainstorm, solve problems and gain consensus. Based on 30 years' experience of the author and running multiple facilitation training courses across the globe, this book is aimed at upskilling people, managers and leaders to drive change and consensus with groups through running workshops and meetings.

Industry 4.0 - Shaping The Future of The Digital World

Industry 4.0 - Shaping The Future of The Digital World

Author: Paulo Jorge (The University of Manchester, UK) da Silva Bartolo Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2020

The City of Manchester, once the birthplace of the 1st Industrial Revolution, is today a pioneering hub of the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), offering Industry 4.0 solutions in advanced materials, engineering, healthcare and social sciences. Indeed, the creation of some of the city's greatest academic institutions was a direct outcome of the industrial revolution, so it was something of a homecoming that the Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M) Conference was hosted by The University of Manchester in 2019. The conference was jointly organised by The University of Manchester, The University of Lisbon and The Polytechnic of Leiria - the latter two bringing in a wealth of expertise in how Industry 4.0 manifests itself in the context of sustainably evolving, deeply-rooted cities. S2M-2019 instigated the development of 61 papers selected for publication in this book on areas of Smart Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Virtual Prototyping, Materials for Healthcare Applications and Circular Economy, Design Education, and Urban Spaces.

Selective Laser Melting for Metal and Metal Matrix Composites

Selective Laser Melting for Metal and Metal Matrix Composites

Selective Laser Melting for Metal Matrix Composites explains in detail the essential preparation and characterization methods for this technology, and explores a range of innovative applications. The subject covered by this book has been the focus of increasing levels of research both in industry and academia globally. The authors have drawn on their influential cutting-edge research to provide a much-needed guide for those investigating or applying this technology. The novel material preparation methodologies addressed here provide new opportunities to expand the applications of additive manufacturing, particularly in industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and electronics. These applications, as well as the theory behind this technology are also covered in this book, providing a complete guide which is appropriate for engineers in industry as well as researchers.

Operational Excellence in Your Office

Operational Excellence in Your Office

Author: Kevin J. Duggan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Operational Excellence is achieved when all employees in your organization can see the flow of value to your customers and can make adjustments to that flow before it breaks down. Operational Excellence in Your Office: A Guide to Achieving Autonomous Value Stream Flow with Lean Techniques presents nine time-tested guidelines for designing business process flow that enable Operational Excellence in the office. Each chapter describes one guideline by using text, illustrations, and practical examples to provide a comprehensive understanding of why creating flow in the office is essential and how to achieve it.Accounting for the reality that most office employees are required to work on many different projects throughout the day, this book details a step-by-step methodology for leveraging traditional value stream flow to establish Operational Excellence in an office environment. In addition, it describes a more advanced form of flow called self-healing flow in which employees are capable of identifying and fixing problems with the flow without requiring management intervention.Explaining how to achieve Operational Excellence and self-healing flow with the nine guidelines, the book also introduces new concepts such as part-time continuous flow processing cells, workflow cycles, takt capability, integration events, pitch in the office, and ways to tell whether your office is on time.With this book, you will be able to take the knowledge provided and immediately apply it by following the step-by-step checklists included at the end of each chapter. In addition to the lists of action items for implementing each guideline, the book includes acid tests you can use to determine if you have implemented each guideline correctly.When finished, you will have designed an end-to-end flow for the services in your office as well as visual systems to help employees distinguish normal flow from abnormal flow s

Lean Epiphanies

Lean Epiphanies

Author: Gary Conner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

It should not be surprising that the application of world-class manufacturing techniques is even more critical to company survival than it was even a decade ago. In Lean Epiphanies, lean expert and Shing Prize winning author Gary Conner relates inspirational stories of the places he has been, the companies he has worked with, and the people he has met in his Lean Enterprise Training consultancy over the course of the last 20 years. Conner's experience conducting hundreds of continuous improvement events involving thousands of team members led to his writing this fun, easy-to-read collection of short stories. Readers will find the conversational style refreshing and the insights transformative and encouraging in their own continuous improvement efforts. Each short story relates an Aha! moment that teaches something new. Lean newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike will learn through Conner's compelling insights into human nature, company culture, leadership, and what it takes for business success in the changing dynamics of the new world economy.

When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations

When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations

Author: Charlie Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Book 2.0 is the second collection of public methodology white papers from the ISA-95/MESA Best Practices Working Group. The methodology white papers focus on applying the ISA-95 standards to accelerate the adoption of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) systems and the Manufacturing 2.0 Architecture (Mfg 2.0) approach. There is a focus on how to build a Manufacturing Transformation Strategy where manufacturers discover that using MOM systems combined with continuous improvement methods dramatically accelerate transformation and time-to-benefit. The business benefits from optimizing operations are realized by structuring plant workflows in ISA-95 models as a common definition foundation for Mfg 2.0 architecture. This enforces effective data structure, definition, integrity and governance across manufacturing applications. Book 2.0 explains how to implement ISA-95 workflow applications in Mfg 2.0 to execute operations tasks through the MOM and physical process levels while coordinating them to streamline plant operations and align those operations with ever-changing supply chain processes.