Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing

Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing

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W. Edwards Deminga€™s central premise was that improvements in product quality would increase productivity, improve competitive position, and help ensure long-term survival. Point 12 of his landmark 14 Points for Management says that managementa€™s job is to remove the barriers that keep people from taking pride in their work. Thata€™s exactly what this book is about. Shedding new light on Deminga€™s 14 Points, Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing: Real-World Applications of Lean Productivity outlines time-tested organizational structures and methods to help you reduce variability and deliver high-quality products consistently. It describes the financial losses that can occur as a result of variability and details the specific activities management must engage in to avoid these losses and ensure long-term success. Instead of taking you on a qrandom walk, q the book supplies each manufacturing group in your organization with straightforward directions for creating a smooth-running facility with reduced variability. It includes qwork assignmentsq in each chapter that, if completed in the order presented, will guide you through the creation of the Model Vision for your manufacturing facility. It also: Covers key topics on working with people, including training and retraining Supplies pointers for working with unions Considers Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) Describes how to put it all together with action plans The book includes a write up on Deminga€™s famous Red Bead Experiment as well as an introduction to statistical process control techniques in the appendices. Filled with real-world examples and a case study to illustrate essential concepts, the book arms you with the insight and common-sense approaches required to build on Deminga€™s fundamental principles and consistently deliver high-quality products that instill a sense of pride in your workforce.Daniel L. Ferguson received a BS (1967) and MS (1972) in mechanical engineering with a major in automatic ... While serving as facilities and maintenance manager for a large manufacturing facility, his plant was tapped to be the pilot site for implementation of SAP plant maintenance for ... Considered an expert in this area, he was asked to resume this work on a consulting basis after retirement in 2008.

Title:Removing the Barriers to Efficient Manufacturing
Author:Daniel L. Ferguson
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-01-25


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