Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools: What Tool? When?

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools: What Tool? When?
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Genres: Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Production
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication Year: 2006
ASIN: B000V1KQ2U
ISBN: 9780750679169

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.

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…provides information that allows companies to understand the most popular tools and strategies and to relate these to their circumstances and issues, helping them make better decisions and more effective use of the various tools available:- Iron & Steel Technology, March 2007

Book Description

The only comprehensive book that deals with all important classes of materials and processes

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Technology: Engineering. General

Selecting The Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools- What Tool? When?

Ron Moore
Managing Partner, The RM Group, Inc.
Knoxville, TN

KEY FEATURES
• 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.

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.

Contents: Introduction; Aligning the Organization; Innovation; Leadership and Teamwork; Managing Change; Business Level FMEA; Lean Manufacturing; Kaizen; Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); Six Sigma; Supply Chain Management; Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM); Predictive Maintenance/Condition Monitoring; Root Cause Analysis; Closing; Appendices – Planning and Scheduling; Performance Measurement; Other Tools and Strategies

Related titles:
Moore: Making Common Sense Common Practice, (0-7506-7821-6)

Drucker: Management Challenges for the 21st Century (0-88-730999-2)

Taghizadegan: Lean Six Sigma, (0-12-370502-9)

About the Author

Ron Moore, P.E., is the managing partner of The RM Group, Inc., and an internationally recognized authority on reliability, manufacturing, and maintenance strategies. He has also been president of Computational Systems, Inc., a supplier of instruments and software to manufacturing companies. Moore holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of New Haven and is conversational in Russian.
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