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Other manufacturing technologies

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Far from the Factory

Far from the Factory

Author: George Gonzalez-Rivas Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2017

If you currently employ knowledge workers who do most of their work on computers or with computers, access the Internet, utilize internal and external databases, use e-mail or other new messaging technology, then this book is for you. Quite simply, this handbook is for any organization with a lot of Web DNA that wishes to cut costs, improve performance, and stay perpetually competitive. It is for change agents or managers within those organizations who work with information and want to leverage the latest crop of tool sets to deliver on the promise of Lean for the modern, information-rich office. packed with new ideas breaks new ground in so many directions . John Bicheno, Director, Lean Enterprise Research Centre, Cardiff Business School excellent on several levels teaches us how to visualize the depth of hidden wastes in our complex information flows and the large opportunity for improvement that this suggests. Keith Russell, PhD, Global Continuous Improvement Leader RandD, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Very interesting view on operational excellence, helpful to readers without a background in this area of expertise. Bert Nordberg, President and CEO. Sony Ericsson Congratulations to all the readers holding this book! ... These Lean ideas must be an integral part of the daily operations of your business. I am going to get each and every one of my management team a copy of this brilliant book at the start for our own Lean journey. Lennart K , CEO, Wasa Kredit It s one thing to develop a concept. It s another to make it sing. This is the hymnal. Dr. Don V. Steward, CEO Problematics, Professor Emeritus, Sacramento State University, inventor of DSM a must read for CIOs everywhere. Julian Amey, Principal Fellow, Warwick University

Andy & Me

Andy & Me

Author: Pascal Dennis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2017

Second Edition of a Shingo Prize Winner Based on the author's personal experience with Toyota s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, Andy and Me: Crisis and Transformation on the Lean Journey, now in its second edition, is a business novel set in a failing New Jersey auto plant focusing on the tribulations of Tom Pappas, the plant manager. The situations, characters, and plant politics will ring true with many readers. In a cool, readable style, this highly popular work follows Tom's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru whom Tom persuades to help save his plant through the teaching of the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS). On this journey, the reader learns that TPS is more than just a collection of tools; it entails a new way of thinking and behaving. Though Tom finds success both in his plant and in his personal life he learns from Andy that successful improvement is endless and eternal.This edition includes study questions after each chapter to support your learning and help you tell some of your own stories. Pascal Dennis discusses the 2nd edition of his Shingo Prize-winning book Andy and Me.

Discover Excellence

Discover Excellence

Author: Gerhard J. (MainStream GS, LLC, Carmichael, California, USA) Plenert Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2017

A facility-wide improvement initiative is expensive in terms of both time and money. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about them is that they often end up as temporary measures that may produce early results but are unsustainable in the long run. The unseen cost is that after they see such initiatives come and go, employees begin to see them as futile, temporary annoyances rather than the permanent improvements they are meant to be. The Shingo Model (TM) begins with culture informed by operational excellence principles that lead to an understanding of what aligns systems and tools and can set any organization on a path toward enterprise excellence with sustainable continuous improvement. The Shingo Model is not an additional program or another initiative to implement. Instead, it introduces Shingo Guiding Principles on which to anchor current initiatives. Ultimately, the Shingo Model informs a new way of thinking that creates the capability to consistently deliver ideal results to all stakeholders. This is enterprise excellence - the level of excellence achieved by Shingo Prize recipients. In Discover Excellence: An Overview of the Shingo Model and Its Guiding Principles, readers will learn the basics of the Shingo Model, discover the Three Insights of Enterprise Excellence (TM), and explore how the Shingo Guiding Principles inform the kind of ideal behaviors that lead to sustainable results. This book is the introduction to the Shingo Model and prepares the reader for a deeper dive into the Shingo Guiding Principles.

The Excellent Education System

The Excellent Education System

Author: Daniel (Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA) Bloom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2017

The Excellent Education System: Using Six Sigma to Transform Schools helps you discover and understand the technique of evidence-based learning and operations through which the modern school satisfies the need to increase the flow of successful students through the educational system from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This book explains, in clear terms, what educational excellence means and the principles of process improvement. In addition, it gives your an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology. Included in the discussion are case studies of educational professionals who have found a new world centered in the evidence-based educational processes. These processes lead to many examples of dramatic turnarounds in some failing schools. The author presents strategies and actions that you can use to improve schools such as those presented in the case studies. The Appendices provide a wide variety of tactical resources for implementation.

Novel Processes for Advanced Manufacturing

Novel Processes for Advanced Manufacturing

Author: Harinirina Randrianarisoa Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Since the early beginning of industrial revolution, manufacturers are consistently trying to improve the characteristics of their products and efficiency of the manufacturing processes. Man started manufacturing from primitive style to produce very simple products to make his life easier. There were no machines and devices all the manufacturing work was done by hand and the ordinary things of daily use such as axe, hammer and chisels were used as tools for assistance in manufacturing operation. As, time passed, man discovered many new phenomenon of nature, the knowledge of science, technology, engineering and management evolved and systematic studies on manufacturing were started. Today, Manufacturing has grown to a tremendous level, it has become a vast subject. It has become an inter-disciplinary approach which is an integration of many sciences, engineering, management, commerce and finance disciplines etc. The most recent couple of years have seen unparalleled changes all through the world. Quick changes in the business sectors demand variety of product life cycles and top notch products at low costs. Clients now demand exceptionally high levels of quality and performance. This global trend and market competition has motivated product manufacturing firms to search for dynamic and mechanized manufacturing processes in all fields. In this way many manufacturing processes, technologies and systems have came in existence and research is still continued in this field and many new, radically different manufacturing processes, technologies and systems are expected to come into being in the coming years. The aim of this book is to provide a description of modern manufacturing practices and novel processes which are speedily replacing the conventional manufacturing processes and systems. This book presents a picture of the globally changing manufacturing world along with the latest market challenges and how they are being addressed. This book is of interest for graduate level audience who are keen to get in touch with new manufacturing systems, processes and technologies. This book is also of interest for manufacturers and technical staff working in today's innovative manufacturing corporate world. The first chapter provides a general view of advanced manufacturing systems, processes technologies and techniques which are used for controlling them. In the later chapters advances in material forming processes, joining processes, processing techniques, machining, material removal techniques, additive manufacturing, manufacturing process management , manufacturing process control are described and green manufacturing science, engineering, processes, technologies, implementation planning and framework have been described.

Optimization and Management in Manufacturing Engineering

Optimization and Management in Manufacturing Engineering

Author: Xinbao Liu, Jun Pei, Liu Liu, Hao Cheng Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2017

Problems facing manufacturing clusters that intersect information technology, process management, and optimization within the Internet of Things (IoT) are examined in this book. Recent advances in information technology have transformed the use of resources and data exchange, often leading to management and optimization problems attributatble to technology limitations and strong market competition. This book discusses several problems and concepts which makes significant connections in the areas of information sharing, organization management, resource operations, and performance assessment. Geared toward practitioners and researchers, this treatment deepens the understanding between resource collaborative management and advanced information technology. Those in manufacturing will utilize the numerous mathematical models and methods offered to solve practical problems related to cutting stock, supply chain scheduling, and inventory management. Academics and students with a basic knowledge of manufacturing, combinatorics, and linear programming will find that this discussion widens the research area of resource collaborative management and unites the fields of information technology, manufacturing management, and optimization.

Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Author: Javier Giron Blanco, Torsten Dederichs Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of multiple improvement projects carried out by the authors in various industrial settings and sectors in the past 10 years.The approach works and can be applied in any industry. It yields results without investment. The book is a step-by-step guide that takes the reader through the maintenance process, from equipment failure to finished repair. In each step of the process, the typical inefficiencies are explained and tools are given to improve the process. The book is meant to be used as a guide in an improvement journey. The improvement approach presented in the book is very close to the shop floor and instructs the reader to engage with all team members in the maintenance department in every step of the process, in order to make the improvements sustainable. If one looks at the main market indexes, between one third and one half of companies on those indexes belong to the industrial sector: automotive, power generation, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, et cetera. Those companies spend on average 2 - 5% of plant replacement value per year on maintenance. About one third of this cost is maintenance labor. The maintenance work that gets done every day in factories around the world is typically inefficient, from a Lean perspective: time is wasted, different tasks are not properly coordinated, job durations are overestimated and job plans, when they exist, are thus inflated to cover up the inefficiency. All this happens because maintenance tends to be the forgotten area of efficiency in industrial companies, as much of the improvements are carried out on the (literally) productive areas of the factories. When companies set out to improve maintenance, they typically do it through budget cuts that can risk the reliability of the equipment. The authors believe there is a better way to do more with the same resources through a careful review of the current way of working and the introduction of Lean. With this book , the authors try to bring to maintenance managers and practitioners the tools they need to quickly improve efficiency (in a matter of weeks) without any investment.

Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Author: Javier Giron Blanco, Torsten Dederichs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2017

The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of multiple improvement projects carried out by the authors in various industrial settings and sectors in the past 10 years.The approach works and can be applied in any industry. It yields results without investment. The book is a step-by-step guide that takes the reader through the maintenance process, from equipment failure to finished repair. In each step of the process, the typical inefficiencies are explained and tools are given to improve the process. The book is meant to be used as a guide in an improvement journey. The improvement approach presented in the book is very close to the shop floor and instructs the reader to engage with all team members in the maintenance department in every step of the process, in order to make the improvements sustainable. If one looks at the main market indexes, between one third and one half of companies on those indexes belong to the industrial sector: automotive, power generation, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, et cetera. Those companies spend on average 2 - 5% of plant replacement value per year on maintenance. About one third of this cost is maintenance labor. The maintenance work that gets done every day in factories around the world is typically inefficient, from a Lean perspective: time is wasted, different tasks are not properly coordinated, job durations are overestimated and job plans, when they exist, are thus inflated to cover up the inefficiency. All this happens because maintenance tends to be the forgotten area of efficiency in industrial companies, as much of the improvements are carried out on the (literally) productive areas of the factories. When companies set out to improve maintenance, they typically do it through budget cuts that can risk the reliability of the equipment. The authors believe there is a better way to do more with the same resources through a careful review of the current way of working and the introduction of Lean. With this book , the authors try to bring to maintenance managers and practitioners the tools they need to quickly improve efficiency (in a matter of weeks) without any investment.

Innovative Lean Development

Innovative Lean Development

Author: Timothy Schipper Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2017

Innovation is the engine that drives much of what is called success in business and industry. Incorporating the fundamental principles of lean manufacturing and the rules and behaviors of structured innovation into the development process, innovative lean development unleashes the creativity of everyone involved in developing new products, services, or processes; speeds the process; and leads to higher quality. Written by two experts who have successfully made the road by walking it for more than 20 years, Innovative Lean Development: How to Create, Implement and Maintain a Learning Culture Using Fast Learning Cycles focuses on six key areas necessary for dramatic development. It shows you how to 1. Identify and fill user gaps 2. Use multiple learning cycles 3. Stabilize the development process 4. Capture knowledge 5. Use rapid prototyping 6. Apply lean management principles, including learning cycles and visual boards Applying these principles, the authors have helped development teams cut development time in half and increase speed to market, while delivering award-winning, quality solutions. In this manual, they share those examples while providing a road map that all companies can follow to reach a lean development culture, one where creative thinking and practice converge in ways that lead to innovation, improvement, and success.

Lean Misconceptions

Lean Misconceptions

Author: Cordell Hensley Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2017

It has been reported that about 70% of performance-improvement initiatives fail to achieve desired results. The primary causes are unrealistic expectations regarding effort and results and too much focus on short-term improvements instead of long-term capability building. Too many consultants and organizations stress the tools and the results they can achieve without considering the long-term implications. Success relies on focusing on both short-term gains and long-term culture change - That is, using the tools as the mechanism for change versus the objective of the change. Lean Misconceptions: Why Many Lean Initiatives Fail and How You Can Avoid the Mistakes focuses on continuous improvement as well as the tools organizations can use to achieve long-term growth. Readers will gain new knowledge while also challenging their peers, seniors, subordinates, and their own thinking on Lean.

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Author: Ross Kenneth Kennedy Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement explains why the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measure was created and how it should be used. Based on 20 years of hands on experience applying OEE at over 150 sites, this step-by-step practical guide provides templates, assessments, a comprehensive loss-analysis framework to identify all possible variables that could affect OEE, and supporting spreadsheets to measure and improve OEE. It outlines the different operational situations in which OEE can foster improvements, and the implications, before providing an easy-to-understand template for creating appropriate definitions for all the losses and a loss model. The author explains how to calculate OEE using examples to improve performance, and then shows, in detail, how to use an OEE Loss Analysis Spreadsheet to understand all losses, set an ideal vision, and then classify losses so improvement can be approached in the most sustaining way.

Kanban

Kanban

Author: Japan Management Association Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2017

Este libro ofrece una introducci?n clara y completa al Just-in-Time y sigue siendo uno de nuestros ?xitos de mayor venta. El texto esta basado en seminarios dictados por Taichi Ohno, creador del Just-in-Time para entrenar a los suplidores de Toyota. La verdad que descubrio el Sr. Ohno, es que la mejora nunca se detiene - un concepto basado en la tradicion samurai en la cual un guerrero (gerente) nunca deja de perfeccionar su estilo (su habilidad de administrar), y nunca deja de pulir su espada (mejorar el proceso y el producto). Al leer este libro, usted vera claramente la magia del sistema Toyota. Los conceptos aqui expuestos se pueden aplicar a fabricaci?n repetitiva, industrias de procesos, a casi todo tipo de empresa de fabricaci?n, e inclusive a oficinas. (Esta edicion incluye material adicional preparado por Yasuhiro Monden, una autoridad en cuanto al sistema de producci?n de Toyota.)