Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools
Author: Ron Moore
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 0080468195
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools Book Excerpt:

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools offers an easy-to-read and comprehensive review of the most important current industrial improvement tools that every manufacturing or industrial executive, operational manager or engineer needs to know, including which tool to use for a particular type of manufacturing situation. But his book goes beyond a simple comparison of improvement tools to show how these tools can be implemented and supported. Instead, it offers a broader strategic explanation of how they relate to one another, and their relative strengths and weaknesses in the larger context of the entire enterprise. It demonstrates how to use these tools in an integrated way such that they are not just be viewed as another “program of the month or management fad. Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools guides the use of these individual management tools within the need for aligning the organization, developing leadership, and managing change, all for creating an environment where these tools will be more successfully applied. Provides an excellent review of the most popular improvement tools and strategies - Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, including 5S, Kanban, Quick Changeover, and Standardization, Total Productive Maintenance, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance (or Condition Monitoring), and Root Cause Analysis. Illustrates the use of each tool with case studies, using a fictitious company called "Beta International," which continues its journey to business excellence from author's previous book, Making Common Sense Common Practice Describes the foundational elements necessary for any tool to work - leadership, organizational alignment and discipline, teamwork, performance measurement, change management, and the role of innovation. Concludes with a recommended hierarchy for the use of the various tools, and provides enough information so that individual circumstances and issues can be related to these improvement tools, making better decisions and having greater business success.

Lean Manufacturing in the Developing World

Lean Manufacturing in the Developing World
Author: Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz,Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías,Guillermo Cortes-Robles
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 3319049518
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Manufacturing in the Developing World Book Excerpt:

This book presents some definitions and concepts applied in Latin America on lean manufacturing (LM), the LM tools most widely used and human and cultural aspects that most matter in this field. The book contains a total of 14 tools used and reported by authors from different countries in Latin America, with definition, timeline with related research, benefits that have been reported in literature and case studies implemented in Latin American companies. Finally, the book presents a list of softwares available to facilitate the tools' implementation, monitoring and improvement.

Standardized Work with TWI

Standardized Work with TWI
Author: Bartosz Misiurek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 1498737560
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standardized Work with TWI Book Excerpt:

Standardized Work with TWI: Eliminating Human Errors in Production and Service Processes presents the Training within Industry (TWI) program and describes how it can influence and alter one’s understanding of work standardization. Work standardization is the key to eliminating human errors from manufacturing and service processes. Work standardization is not just the creation of job instructions—it is a comprehensive approach in which employees are formally trained and their skills in the area of work improvement are developed by kaizen sessions. With poor instructions, though, the effectiveness of these two key activities in the work standardization process is practically impossible to achieve. The book introduces you to 41 rules for standard work instruction (SWI) preparation. Following these rules will ensure that the instructions in your company are ideally suited to train operators and improve work. The author developed these rules based on his professional experience and practice within the TWI program in more than 120 manufacturing and service enterprises, while creating thousands of SWIs. These rules are a clear set of signposts that will help you develop a correct SWI on the first attempt without any unnecessary correction of errors. The quality of SWIs significantly affects how on-the-job training sessions are run, as well as how work analysis with respect to improvement is conducted.

Servitization and Physical Asset Management

Servitization and Physical Asset Management
Author: Michael John Provost
Publsiher: SAE International
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN: 0768094860
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Servitization and Physical Asset Management Book Excerpt:

Servitization and Physical Asset Management, third edition, was developed to provide a structured source of guidance and reference information on the business opportunities linked to servitization and the management of physical assets. A growing trend in the global economy, servitization focuses on the actual deliverables of an asset from the perspective of the customer: electricity instead of the power plant, thrust instead of the engine, mobility instead of a plane or a car. The book offers high-level overviews of how to servitized and manage assets from a variety of perspectives, reviewing nearly 1,500 books, magazine articles, papers and presentations and websites. Written by Michael J. Provost, Ph.D., and a subject matter expert in modeling, simulation, analysis and condition monitoring, Servitization and Physical Asset Management, third edition, is an invaluable reference to those considering providing asset management services for the products they design and manufacture. It is also meant to support middle management wishing to know what needs to be done to look after the assets they are responsible for and who to approach for help, and academics doing research in this field. Michael Provost, is a British engineer with a doctoral degree in thermal power from Cranfield University.

Just in Time Elements and Benefits

Just in Time Elements and Benefits
Author: Jorge Luis García Alcaraz,Aide Aracely Maldonado Macías
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN: 3319259199
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just in Time Elements and Benefits Book Excerpt:

This book reports the elements required for implementing Just in Time (JIT) technique in companies. The main reasons for low implementation processes and the main benefits from the successful implementation of them are highlighted in this book. Structural equation models are presented to help identify the essential elements in JIT.

Handbook of Advanced Performability Engineering

Handbook of Advanced Performability Engineering
Author: Krishna B. Misra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 3030557324
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Advanced Performability Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book considers all aspects of performability engineering, providing a holistic view of the activities associated with a product throughout its entire life cycle of the product, as well as the cost of minimizing the environmental impact at each stage, while maximizing the performance. Building on the editor's previous Handbook of Performability Engineering, it explains how performability engineering provides us with a framework to consider both dependability and sustainability in the optimal design of products, systems and services, and explores the role of performability in energy and waste minimization, raw material selection, increased production volume, and many other areas of engineering and production. The book discusses a range of new ideas, concepts, disciplines, and applications in performability, including smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0; cyber-physical systems and artificial intelligence; digital transformation of railways; and asset management. Given its broad scope, it will appeal to researchers, academics, industrial practitioners and postgraduate students involved in manufacturing, engineering, and system and product development.

Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
Author: Sio-Iong Ao,Len Gelman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN: 1461423171
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems Book Excerpt:

The revised and extended papers collected in this volume represent the cutting-edge of research at the nexus of electrical engineering and intelligent systems. They were selected from well over 1000 papers submitted to the high-profile international World Congress on Engineering held in London in July 2011. The chapters cover material across the full spectrum of work in the field, including computational intelligence, control engineering, network management, and wireless networks. Readers will also find substantive papers on signal processing, Internet computing, high performance computing, and industrial applications. The Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems conference, as part of the 2011 World Congress on Engineering was organized under the auspices of the non-profit International Association of Engineers (IAENG). With more than 30 nations represented on the conference committees alone, the Congress features the best and brightest scientific minds from a multitude of disciplines related to engineering. These peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the huge strides currently being taken in this rapidly developing field and reflect the excitement of those at the frontiers of this research.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy
Author: Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2015-05-29
ISBN: 1483346358
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy Book Excerpt:

Society, globally, has entered into what might be called the “service economy.” Services now constitute the largest share of GDP in most countries and provide the major source of employment in both developed and developing countries. Services permeate all aspects of peoples’ lives and are becoming inseparable from most aspects of economic activity. “Quality management” has been a dominating managerial practice since World War II. With quality management initially associated with manufacturing industries, one might assume the relevance of quality management might decrease with the emergence of the service economy. To the contrary, the emergence of the service economy strengthened the importance of quality issues, which no longer are associated only with manufacturing industries but are increasingly applied in all service sectors, as well. Today, we talk not only about product or service quality but have even expanded the framework of quality to quality of life and quality of environment. Thus, quality and services have emerged in parallel as closely interrelated fields. The Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy explores such relevant questions as: What are the characteristics, nature, and definitions of quality and services? How do we define quality of products, quality of services, or quality of life? How are services distinguished from goods? How do we measure various aspects of quality and services? How can products and service quality be managed most effectively and efficiently? What is the role of customers in creation of values? These questions and more are explored within the pages of this two-volume, A-to-Z reference work.

Lean Construction Management

Lean Construction Management
Author: Shang Gao,Sui Pheng Low
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN: 9812870148
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lean Construction Management Book Excerpt:

The book presents a mixed research method adopted to assess and present the Toyota Way practices within construction firms in general and for firms in China specifically. The results of an extensive structured questionnaire survey based on the Toyota Way-styled attributes identified were developed and data collected from building professionals working in construction firms is presented. The quantitative data presented in the book explains the status quo of the Toyota Way-styled practices implemented in the construction industry, as well as the extent to which these attributes were perceived for lean construction management. The book highlights all the actionable attributes derived from the Toyota Way model appreciated by the building professionals, but alerts the readers that some attributes felled short of implementation. Further findings from in-depth interviews and case studies are also presented in the book to provide to readers an understanding how these Toyota Way practices can be implemented in real-life projects. Collectively, all the empirical findings presented in this book can serve to enhance understanding of Toyota Way practices in the lean construction management context. The readers are then guided through to understand the gaps between actual practice and Toyota Way-styled practices, and the measures that they may undertake to circumvent the challenges for implementation. The book also presents to readers the SWOT analysis that addresses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats towards the implementation of the Toyota Way in the construction industry. The book prescribes the Toyota Way model for use in construction firms to strategically implement lean construction management. The checklist presented in the book enables readers to draw lessons that may be used additionally as a holistic assessment tool for measuring the maturity of firms with respect to their Toyota Way implementation. Consequent to this, management would then be in a better position to develop plans for Toyota Way implementation by focusing on weak areas, strengthening them, and thus increasing the likelihood of success in the implementation of the Toyota Way. In a nutshell, this book provides a comprehensive and valuable resource for firms not only in the construction industry but also businesses outside of the construction sector to better understand the Toyota Way and how this understanding can translate to implementation of lean construction/business management to enhance profitability and survivability in an increasingly competitive global market place.

Product Driven Process Design

Product Driven Process Design
Author: Edwin Zondervan,Cristhian Almeida-Rivera,Kyle Vincent Camarda
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-01-20
ISBN: 3110570130
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Product Driven Process Design Book Excerpt:

Product-driven process design – from molecule to enterprise provides process engineers and process engineering students with access to a modern and stimulating methodology to process and product design. Throughout the book the links between product design and process design become evident while the reader is guided step-by-step through the different stages of the intertwining product and process design activities. Both molecular and enterprise-wide considerations in design are introduced and addressed in detail. Several examples and case studies in emerging areas such as bio- and food-systems, pharmaceuticals and energy are discussed and presented. This book is an excellent guide and companion for undergraduate, graduate students as well as professional practitioners.

What Tool When 2nd Edition

What Tool  When  2nd Edition
Author: Ron Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2011-06-22
ISBN: 9780983225836
Category: Manufactures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Tool When 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

This book describes several of the more common and popular methods, including case studies, being used by manufacturing companies to improve their business. Even before we cover these tools and strategies, we cover several fundamental issues-if present, almost any tool will be effective, but if absent, almost not tool will work, i.e., the need for leadership and several models thereto for creating an environment that brings out the best in people, the need for innovation throughout the organization, including what I call "big innovation" - R&D and new product/process development, but also "little innovation"- using the proper tools in a disciplined way to lower our costs and improve quality so that we have higher margins to pay for the big innovation. We will also cover the use of cross-functional teams in applying these methods, and a process for managing change, as well as a model for measuring performance and demonstrating that operational and business goals have been achieved. Finally, we will review a process that I call business level failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) for identifying the right projects for improvement, and for selecting the right tools for that projects.

Impact Analysis of Total Productive Maintenance

Impact Analysis of Total Productive Maintenance
Author: José Roberto Díaz-Reza,Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz,Valeria Martínez-Loya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 3030017257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact Analysis of Total Productive Maintenance Book Excerpt:

This book present the state of the art in Total Productive Maintainance (TPM) and its benefits. The authors present a survey applied to 368 manufacturing industries in order to determine their level of execution of TPM. Then a series of causal models are presented. For each model, the authors present a measure of the dependency between the critical success factors and the benefits obtained, allowing industry managers to differentiate between essential and non-essential activities. The content also allows students and academics to obtain a theoretical and empirical basis on the importance of TPM as a lean manufacturing tool in the context of industry 4.0.

Target

Target
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Production management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Target Book Excerpt:

Advances in Intelligent Manufacturing

Advances in Intelligent Manufacturing
Author: Grzegorz Krolczyk,Chander Prakash,Sunpreet Singh,Joao Paulo Davim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 9811545650
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Intelligent Manufacturing Book Excerpt:

This book consists of select proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Material, Manufacturing and Performances (ICFMMP) 2019, and presents latest research on using the combined intelligence of people, processes, and machines to impact the overall economics of manufacturing. The book focuses on optimizing manufacturing resources, improving business value and safety, and reducing waste – both on the floor and in back-office operations. It highlights the applications of the latest manufacturing execution system (MES), intelligent devices, machine-to-machine communication, and data analysis for the production lines and facilities. This book will be useful to manufacturers of finished goods and of sub-assemblies in the automotive, agriculture, and construction equipment sector. It will also provide solutions to make production strategies exceptional and can be a useful reference for beginners, researchers, and professionals interested in intelligent manufacturing technologies.

Advances in Manufacturing II

Advances in Manufacturing II
Author: Adam Hamrol,Marta Grabowska,Damjan Maletic,Ralf Woll
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 3030172694
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Manufacturing II Book Excerpt:

This book covers a wide range of management issues, concerning planning, control and continuous improvement. It especially focuses on the management of the enterprise and production processes in the era of globalization, discussing the process of transferring production to developing countries, covering issues in technological culture, and reporting on quality control issues and on problems related to continuous process improvement. Modern strategies such as Six Sigma and lean manufacturing are also discussed. Another topic concerns the management of the education sphere, and how to develop the latter to prepare employees to the changes brought by the technical development. Based on papers presented at the 6th International Scientific-Technical Conference MANUFACTURING 2019, held in Poznan, Poland on May 19–22, 2019, this book bridges issues in quality engineering with concepts of ergonomics and sociology, thus offering a timely, practice-oriented guide to both the engineers and managers of the future.

Building Quality Management Systems

Building Quality Management Systems
Author: Luis Rocha-Lona,Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes,Vikas Kumar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 1466564997
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Quality Management Systems Book Excerpt:

Quality has quickly become one of the most important decision-making factors for consumers. And although organizations invest considerable resources into building the right quality management systems (QMSs), in many instances, the adoption of such quality improvement tools are just not enough. Building Quality Management Systems: Selecting the Right Methods and Tools explains exactly what directors, practitioners, consultants, and researchers must do to make better choices in the design, implementation, and improvement of their QMSs. Based on the authors’ decades of industrial experience working on business improvement projects for multinationals looking to design or improve their QMSs, the book discusses building QMSs based on two important organizational elements: needs and resources. It begins with an overview of QMSs and systems thinking and the impact of QMSs on financial performance. Illustrating the process management approach, it reviews the most well-known business and quality improvement models, methods, and tools that support a major QMS. The authors introduce their own time-tested methodology for designing, implementing, and enhancing your own QMS. Using their proven method, you will learn how to: Implement a strategic quality plan based on your specific needs, capabilities, cost–benefits, policies, and business strategies Select the right models, methods, and tools to be adopted as part of your QMS Understand the critical success factors and implementation challenges Evaluate the level of maturity of your QMS and your implementation efforts Highlighting the importance of quality as a way of life, this book supplies the understanding you’ll need to make the right choices in the development and deployment of your QMS. With a clear focus on business performance and process management, it provides the basis for creating the quality management culture required to become a world-class organization.

Advances in Carbon Management Technologies

Advances in Carbon Management Technologies
Author: Subhas K. Sikdar,Frank Princiotta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 1000220354
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Carbon Management Technologies Book Excerpt:

Volume 2 of Advances in Carbon Management Technologies has 21 chapters. It presents the introductory chapter again, for framing the challenges that confront the proposed solutions discussed in this volume. Section 4 presents various ways biomass and biomass wastes can be manipulated to provide a low-carbon footprint of the generation of power, heat and co-products, and of recovery and reuse of biomass wastes for beneficial purposes. Section 5 provides potential carbon management solutions in urban and manufacturing environments. This section also provides state-of the-art of battery technologies for the transportation sector. The chapters in section 6 deals with electricity and the grid, and how decarbonization can be practiced in the electricity sector. The overall topic of advances in carbon management is too broad to be covered in a book of this size. It was not intended to cover every possible aspect that is relevant to the topic. Attempts were made, however, to highlight the most important issues of decarbonization from technological viewpoints. Over the years carbon intensity of products and processes has decreased, but the proportion of energy derived from fossil fuels has been stubornly stuck at about 80%. This has occurred despite very rapid development of renewable fuels, because at the same time the use of fossil fuels has also increased. Thus, the challenges are truly daunting. It is hoped that the technology choices provided here will show the myriad ways that solutions will evolve. While policy decisions are the driving forces for technology development, the book was not designed to cover policy solutions.

Operations Management

Operations Management
Author: B. Mahadevan
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9788131730706
Category: Production control
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operations Management Book Excerpt:

"Covers the core concepts and theories of production and operations management in the global as well as Indian context. Includes boxes, solved numerical examples, real-world examples and case studies, practice problems, and videos. Focuses on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operational control"--Provided by publisher.

40 Top Tools for Manufacturers

40 Top Tools for Manufacturers
Author: Walter J. Michalski
Publsiher: Productivity Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1998-01-30
ISBN: 9781563271977
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

40 Top Tools for Manufacturers Book Excerpt:

We know how important it is for you to have the right tool when you need it. If you're a team leader or facilitator in a manufacturing environment, you've probably been searching a long time for a collection of implementation tools tailored specifically to your needs. Well, look no further. Based on the same principles used to develop Tool Navigator's Master Guide for Teams, here is a group of 40 dynamic tools to help you and your teams implement powerful manufacturing process improvement. This essential resource allows you and your teams to start and complete almost any manufacturing task. The book includes plenty of graphics, charts, illustrations and indexes to help you navigate your way through a problem solving process. In addition, the author gives you relevant background information and an overview of a tool's usage to assist your teams in the proper selection, sequencing, and application of major tools such as JIT, TPM, Process Mapping and Cycle Time Management. To help you and your teams select just the right tool for your problem solving or manufacturing process improvement activities, we've sorted and arranged them into four stages. The real power of this book is that if you use the tools, working your way through the stages, the end result is Customer Satisfaction! The four stages are: process; cycle time; variability; and problem solving. Unlike other tool guides, the Tool Navigator guides are more than just a book of dry definitions. It is a true navigator. Each guide features: Classification of each tool by process application. Description of various applications of the tool. Problem solving phases most applicable for the tool. Ranking of category or work discipline in which the tool is most used. Step-by-step procedures on how to use tool. Examples of the tool's output or result. Useful appendixes and statistical charts. Cross reference index to find tools in The Master Guide for Teams. Boxes that link to other tools in The Master Guide for Teams.

Tools Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains

Tools  Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains
Author: Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 3039283189
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains Book Excerpt:

Supply chains are currently globalized and companies operate internationally owing to the fact that raw materials, production processes, and the consumption of the final products are carried out in different countries. This implies high material and information flow, which incurs high costs associated with the supply chain and logistics, sometimes up to 60% of the total cost of the product. Therefore, companies seek to optimize their resources to reduce these costs and improve sustainability in a globalized market. This book, entitled Tools, Methodologies and Techniques Applied to Sustainable Supply Chains, contains 15 chapters that report case studies applied to industrial and service sectors. The authors come from areas such as Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, China, and Australia. They indicate how managers make use of tools and techniques to solve problems associated with supply chains to reduce their cost and remain competitive. A great effort has been made to analyze this problem, and the methodologies are clearly described here to facilitate the reproducibility of each technique and tool. This was done in the hope that hoping that they may one day be applied in more companies.