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Progressive Manufacturing : Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success - S. J. Engineer

Progressive Manufacturing

Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success

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Manufacturers are continuously searching for solutions to their seemingly never-ending inventory, delivery, cost, productivity, quality, and profit woes. Progressive Manufacturing: Managing Uncertainty While Blazing a Trail to Success provides powerful, cutting-edge, common-sense solutions to these and other perennial problems faced by most organizations. The book delineates the three keystones essential to achieving any significant degree of success - people, products or services, and processes. It presents thought-provoking ideas and methods for simplifying processes at every level. Author Soli Engineer explores topics that are instrumental to achieving success, but are often avoided, such as work breakdown structure and improvement curve theory, and explains "how to" and "how not to" approaches to production and inventory management. This book provides innovative techniques that take you beyond the tried and true to achieve real operational success and increased profits. It is a must-read for operations, production, and supply chain professionals.Key FeaturesChallenges unfounded comparisons between MRP (a procedure) and JIT, Kanban, and TQM (philosophies)Clarifies a key interface between engineering and manufacturing - the Product Data Management (PDM) systemProvides innovative methods for using bills of material to improve productivity and multiple ways to reduce lead times and inventoryEmphasizes the vital ingredients for achieving success and the dangers of ignoring one or more of them

Change : the biggest hurdle!p. 7
Organizationp. 21
My five Csp. 41
Product designp. 59
Inventoryp. 89
Lead timesp. 103
Product costp. 127
Qualityp. 155
Engineering processesp. 185
Manufacturing processesp. 203
Manufacturing philosophiesp. 225
Where do we go from here?p. 243
Cost rollup examplep. 247
MRPp. 255
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ISBN: 9781932159295
ISBN-10: 1932159290
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st February 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53