Improving Production With Lean Thinking

by Javier Santos, Jose M. Torres, Richard A. Wysk

Wiley | February 10, 2006 | Hardcover |

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Unique coverage of manufacturing management techniques--complete with cases and real-world examples.

Improving Production with Lean Thinking picks up where other references on production processes leave off. It is increasingly important to integrate and systematize lean thinking throughout production/manufacturing and the supply chain because the market is becoming more competitive, products are becoming more complex, and product life is getting shorter and shorter. With a practical focus, this book encompasses the science and analytical background for improving manufacturing, control, and design. It covers specific methodologies and tools for:
* Material flow and facilities layout, including a six step layout design process
* The design of cellular layouts
* Analyzing and improving equipment efficiency, including Poka-Yoke, motion study, maintenance, SMED, and more
* Environmental improvements, including 5S implementation


With real-life case studies of successful European and American approaches to lean manufacturing, this reference is ideal for engineers, managers, and researchers in manufacturing and production facilities as well as students. It bridges the gap between production/manufacturing and supply chain techniques and provides a detailed roadmap to improved factory performance.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: February 10, 2006

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471754862

ISBN - 13: 9780471754862

Found in: Science and Nature

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Improving Production With Lean Thinking

Improving Production With Lean Thinking

by Javier Santos, Jose M. Torres, Richard A. Wysk

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 264 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: February 10, 2006

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0471754862

ISBN - 13: 9780471754862

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1. Continuous improvement tools. Introduction. Improvement philosophies and methodologies. Just-in-time (JIT). Thinking Revolution. Lean Manufacturing. 20 Keys to workplace improvement. Measuring and prioritizing the improvements. Book Structure. Recommended Readings. Chapter 2. Material flow and facilities layout. Introduction. Signs and reasons for a need to change the layout. Theoretical Bases. One-piece flow. Main types of industrial companies. Layout types. Characteristic of the traditional layouts. Layout design methodology. Step 1. Formulate the problem. Step 2. Analysis of the problem. Step 3. Search for alternatives. Step 4. Choose the right solution. Step 5. Specification of the solution. Step 6. Design cycle. Tools for layout study. Muther''s 8 factors. Summary. Advised Bibliography. Chapter 3. Material flow and design of cellular layouts. Introduction. Theoretical basis. Mass production. Flow or assembly lines. Cell layout design justification. Basic cells design nomenclature. Cell design methodology. Cell design tools. Line Balancing. Group technology. Time study. Leveling production. Multifunctional workers. Workforce optimization. Summary. Recommended Readings. Chapter 4. Equipment Efficiency: Quality and Poka-Yoke. Introduction. Theoretical Bases. Inspection and SQC (Statistical Quality Control). From SQC to Zero defects. Poka-Yoke design methodology. Poka-Yoke examples. Summary. Recommended Readings. Chapter 5. Equipment Efficiency: Performan
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Unique coverage of manufacturing management techniques--complete with cases and real-world examples.

Improving Production with Lean Thinking picks up where other references on production processes leave off. It is increasingly important to integrate and systematize lean thinking throughout production/manufacturing and the supply chain because the market is becoming more competitive, products are becoming more complex, and product life is getting shorter and shorter. With a practical focus, this book encompasses the science and analytical background for improving manufacturing, control, and design. It covers specific methodologies and tools for:
* Material flow and facilities layout, including a six step layout design process
* The design of cellular layouts
* Analyzing and improving equipment efficiency, including Poka-Yoke, motion study, maintenance, SMED, and more
* Environmental improvements, including 5S implementation


With real-life case studies of successful European and American approaches to lean manufacturing, this reference is ideal for engineers, managers, and researchers in manufacturing and production facilities as well as students. It bridges the gap between production/manufacturing and supply chain techniques and provides a detailed roadmap to improved factory performance.

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Unique coverage of manufacturing management techniques-complete with cases and real-world examples.

Improving Production with Lean Thinking picks up where other references on production processes leave off. It is increasingly important to integrate and systematize lean thinking throughout production/manufacturing and the supply chain because the market is becoming more competitive, products are becoming more complex, and product life is getting shorter and shorter. With a practical focus, this book encompasses the science and analytical background for improving manufacturing, control, and design. It covers specific methodologies and tools for:

  • Material flow and facilities layout, including a six step layout design process
  • The design of cellular layouts
  • Analyzing and improving equipment efficiency, including Poka-Yoke, motion study, maintenance, SMED, and more
  • Environmental improvements, including 5S implementation

With real-life case studies of successful European and American approaches to lean manufacturing, this reference is ideal for engineers, managers, and researchers in manufacturing and production facilities as well as students. It bridges the gap between production/manufacturing and supply chain techniques and provides a detailed roadmap to improved factory performance.

About the Author

JAVIER SANTOS and JOSE M. TORRES are professors in the Department of Engineering at the University of Navarra Technological Campus in San Sebastian, Spain.

RICHARD A. WYSK, PHD is the Leonhard Chair in Engineering, in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is the coauthor of the best selling college textbook Computer-Aided Manufacturing.

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