Lean Manufacturing Implementation: A Complete Execution Manual for Any Size Manufacturer

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J. Ross Publishing, Sep 15, 2003 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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"If you are seriously interested in reducing costs and inventory while increasing revenue and customer satisfaction in a manufacturing environment, read this book."
-- Dave Parrish, Industry Marketing Manager, J.D. Edwards

This proven, easy-to-understand “how to” manual gives you the progressive steps to factory transformation to Lean without the aid of a consultant. It provides a toolbox of techniques for problem solving, continuous improvement, and for operating a Lean manufacturing facility on a day-to-day basis after the initial line design is completed. The book also features Kanban strategies for managing inventory including Single-Card and Multiple-Card Kanban Systems.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Popularity of MRP Systems and Their Impact on Organizations
17
Sequencing Production One Piece at a Time on the Lean Line
31
Performing a Strategic Business Analysis
47
The SBA Suggested Interview List
61
Documenting the Process Flow and Establishing
76
Numerators and Denominators of Takt Time
89
Summing the Total Time of the Process
103
The Kanban Strategies
135
The MultipleCard Kanban System
153
Managing Inventory with the Kanban System
159
Kanban Manager Job Responsibilities
176
Required Information Overview
194
Milestone 4 Factory Design
208
Managing the Lean Manufacturing Line
223
Resistance to Change
236

Defining Resources
118

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About the author (2003)

Dennis Hobbs, CPIM, is a Principal Member of Mfg Matters, LLC, a leading boutique consulting firm that specializes in Lean manufacturing implementation. He has over 30 years of combined line and staff experience in manufacturing, primarily in the field of production planning, inventory control, and materials management. Dennis has successfully implemented the installation of Lean manufacturing systems for numerous manufacturers. As a professional instructor, he has trained over 2500 manufacturing professionals in Lean manufacturing techniques, has published numerous articles, serves as an active member of APICS, and is a sought-after speaker.

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