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This compact and concise text, based on the rich and vast experience of the author gathered while training thousands of individuals, discusses what lean manufacture is and its elements, rules and tools. It shows how any manufacturing industry, irrespective of its size and the kind of products it manufactures, can adapt to lean manufacturing. The book explains in easy to understand language that, with the help of lean manufacture, an organization can improve its delivery time to the customers, reduce the cost of manufacture, minimize inventory, and raise profitability. The book introduces the concept of value and waste and details the symptoms which indicate the necessity for an organization to adapt to lean manufacturing. It also shows how seven types of wastes are identified globally and how they can be eliminated. In addition, the book examines the primary tools and the secondary tools of lean manufacture. KEY FEATURES : Gives the rules of lean manufacture, the kind of training that should be given to employees and duration of such training. Provides ready-to-use formats which will help an organization to calculate waste in terms of cost of quality. Explains, with the help of process maps, the categories of activities which do not add value to the customers. Analyzes value flow and the obstacles that have to be removed in achieving it. This book should prove extremely useful for undergraduate students of engineering and postgraduate students of management, as well as for managers and the shop floor personnel. CONTENTS Preface Abbreviations Used in Text 1. What is Lean? 2. Symptoms Indicating the Requirement for Lean Manufacture 3. How to Meet Customer Requirement? 4. What are the Elements of Lean Manufacturing? 5. Primary Tools Used in Lean Manufacturing 6. Primary Tools?Total Productive Maintenance 7. Primary Tools?Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping 8. Primary Tools?Work Cell 9. Secondary Tools Used in Lean Manufacturing 10. The Lean Manufacturing Rules 11. Training and Implementation 12. Implementation of Lean Manufacturing?Planning 13. Implementation of Lean Manufacturing?Production and Productivity 14. Implementation of Lean Manufacturing?Inventory Management 15. How to Succeed with Lean Manufacturing? Bibliography ? Index Printed Pages: 237. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13195
Titel: Simplified Lean Manufacture: Elements, Rules...
Verlag: PHI Learning
Auflage: First edition.