Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools

What Tool? When?
Author: Ron Moore
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080468195
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
View: 7231
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

Methodology, Case Studies and Trends from Latin America
Author: Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz,Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías,Guillermo Cortes-Robles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319049518
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 584
View: 1144
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

Eliminating Human Errors in Production and Service Processes
Author: Bartosz Misiurek
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498737560
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
View: 2995
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.

Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Author: Sio-Iong Ao,Len Gelman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461423171
Category: Computers
Page: 420
View: 5477
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.

Impact Analysis of Total Productive Maintenance

Critical Success Factors and Benefits
Author: José Roberto Díaz-Reza,Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz,Valeria Martínez-Loya
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030017257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 346
View: 5200
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.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Production management
Page: N.A
View: 4194

Las claves del éxito de Toyota

14 principios de gestión del fabricante más grande del mundo
Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: Gestión 2000
ISBN: 8498754542
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 4102
¿Qué puede aprender su empresa de Toyota? - Doblar o triplicar la velocidad de cualquier proceso empresarial - Desarrollar la calidad en el puesto de trabajo - Eliminar los enormes costes del despilfarro escondido - Convertir a cada empleado en un inspector de control de calidad Hoy en día, las empresas de todo el mundo están intentando implementar el método radical de Toyota para aumentar el ritmo de los procesos, reducir el despilfarro y mejorar la calidad. Pero, ¿están encontrando el fundamento real del éxito de Toyota, bajo la superficie de herramientas y técnicas Lean? Las claves del éxito de Toyota expone el único enfoque de Toyota acerca de la gestión Lean –los 14 principios que guían la calidad de la empresa japonesa y su cultura marcada por la eficiencia. Se entiende muy bien qué puede aplicarse a cualquier organización y a cualquier proceso de negocio, ya sea en servicios o en la industria, y cómo la correcta combinación de una filosofía a largo plazo, procesos, personas y soluciones a los problemas, puede transformar la organización en Lean, aprendiendo iniciativas del modo de proceder de Toyota.

Building Quality Management Systems

Selecting the Right Methods and Tools
Author: Luis Rocha-Lona,Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes,Vikas Kumar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466565004
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 202
View: 8376
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.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 3619

Ergonomics in Manufacturing

Raising Productivity Through Workplace Improvement
Author: Waldemar Karwowski,Gavriel Salvendy
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 087263485X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 538
View: 711
Learn to organize and manage ergonomics efforts, and discover how to achieve profitable results using various corporations around the world as models for success. The foremost international experts from industry, government, and academia contribute their views. Includes a number of enlightening case studies and real-world examples supported by figures and tables that are essential to any effective ergonomics plan.

Innovation performance measurement: Striking the right balance

Author: N.A
Publisher: Grist Ltd
ISBN: 0954279972
Page: N.A
View: 891

Six Sigma in Transactional and Service Environments

Author: Hasan Akpolat
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566085772
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 163
View: 5636
This volume provides a historical context for Six Sigma and charts the benefits it has brought to business from its inception up to the present. It also provides guidelines on the use of Six Sigma as a business strategy and shows how it can be combined with other management practices.

Simplified TRIZ

New Problem Solving Applications for Engineers and Manufacturing Professionals, Second Edition
Author: Kalevi Rantanen,Ellen Domb
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439832242
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
View: 7042
“... a practical guide to the application of TRIZ ... compact and well written with a number of easily comprehensible examples. It is a very useful addition to the other books on TRIZ ...” — TQM Magazine This completely revised and updated second edition continues to demystify TRIZ, the internationally acclaimed problem solving technique. It demonstrates how TRIZ can be used to enhance Six Sigma, CM, SCM, QFD, and Taguchi methods. In addition to numerous exercises, worksheets, and tables that further illustrate the concepts of this multinational method, this indispensible volume— • Presents a new model for problem solving based on four TRIZ tenets — contradiction, resources, ideality, and patterns of evolution — simplified for better understanding and application • Shows you how to maximize your current technology investment by combining technology with TRIZ • Illustrates how both small and large companies are using TRIZ and achieving significant results • Provides clarification of how the patterns of evolution allow not only “what-if” scenarios, but real forecasts with significant accuracy. With the valuable tools described within these pages you will be able to find innovative solutions to problems, understand the evolution of systems, and develop more ideas, faster.

La meta

un proceso de mejora continua
Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884271642
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 425
View: 1640

Exploring Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Author: Stephen F. Krar,Arthur Gill
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 9780831131500
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
View: 4800
Designed to introduce new technologies to students, instructors, manufacturing engineers, supervisors and managers, this ready reference includes many new manufacturing technologies for those who do not have time to undertake the necessary research. Each topic addresses the following points: a brief description of the technology and where it is used the underlying theory and principles and how the technology works where the technology can be used and what conventional process it may replace the requirements necessary to make it work and some possible pitfalls advantages and disadvantages successful application areas. This state-of-the-art book is sure to be an effective resource for anyone wanting to stay up to date with the very latest technologies in manufacturing.

40 Top Tools for Manufacturers

Author: Walter J. Michalski
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 9781563271977
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 4653
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.

Process Development in Antibiotic Fermentations

Author: C. T. Calam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521304900
Category: Medical
Page: 217
View: 7215
Process development in antibiotic fermentation is of microbiological and commercial importance and this book gives a consistent treatment of the area.

La cuarta revolución industrial

Author: Klaus Schwab
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499926991
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 3326
¿Qué es la cuarta revolución industrial? ¿Cómo definirá nuestro futuro? Un libro sobre el cambio de paradigma que vive nuestra sociedad actual por el fundador del Foro Davos. Son muchos los desafíos a los que se enfrenta el mundo hoy en día, pero posiblemente uno de los más importantes sea comprender la nueva revolución tecnológica que está acarreando la transformación de la humanidad debido a la convergencia de sistemas digitales, físicos y biológicos. Las nuevas tecnologías están cambiando la manera en la que vivimos, trabajamos y nos relacionamos los unos con los otros y la velocidad, amplitud y profundidad de esta revolución nos están obligando a repensar cómo los países se desarrollan, cómo las organizaciones generan valor e incluso lo que significa ser humanos. En La Cuarta Revolución Industrial, Klaus Schwab, fundador del Foro Económico Mundial, describe las características clave de la nueva revolución tecnológica y resalta las oportunidades y dilemas que ésta plantea. Las nuevas formas de colaboración y gobernabilidad, acompañadas de una narrativa positiva y compartida, pueden moldear la cuarta revolución industrial para beneficio de todos. Si aceptamos la responsabilidad colectiva de crear un futuro en el que la innovación y la tecnología sirvan a las personas, podremos llevar a la humanidad a nuevos niveles de conciencia moral.

El Poder de Los Hábitos

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 0525567143
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 7166
"Hay pocos libros que se convierten en manuales esenciales de vida. Este es uno de ellos". -- Financial Times En El poder de los hábitos, el premiado periodista Charles Duhigg nos lleva al límite de los descubrimientos científicos que explican por qué existen los hábitos, cómo nos condicionan y cómo cambiarlos. Duhigg ofrece una gran cantidad de información en una fascinante narrativa que nos lleva a las salas de reuniones de Procter & Gamble, a las gradas de la NFL, y hasta al movimiento por los derechos civiles, y presenta una manera completamente nueva de entender la naturaleza humana y su potencial. En esencia, El poder de los hábitos contiene un mensaje estimulante: la clave para hacer ejercicio con regularidad, perder peso, ser más productivo y conseguir el éxito consiste en entender el modo en que funcionan los hábitos. Como demuestra Duhigg, si somos capaces de sacar partido a este nuevo método, conseguiremos transformar nuestra vida laboral, social y personal.