Reinventing the Factory II

Reinventing the Factory II

Management, more than employees, must revitalize industry by developing low cost factory automation techniques and employee work methods that exploit our inherent work ethic in tomorrow's factories. Revitaliza- tion of the work ethic is ...

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029138625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

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Looks at more than a hundred modern applications of productivity improvement, and discusses subplants, international manufacturing, and organizational changes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reinventing the Warehouse

Reinventing the Warehouse

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER— WITH AISLES In Reinventing the Factory the author wrote: "Every structure — no matter what its size or complexity — is based on a framework. For a factory layout, the framework is its aisle system — whose ...

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029138632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Describes an approach to warehousing designed to maximize the use of manpower, facilities, and equipment, and looks at new techniques developed by fifty companies around the world
Categories: Business & Economics

Reinventing the Factory

Reinventing the Factory

the manufacturing organization puts the product into production , where it encounters quality , reliability , and performance problems that require the product be scrapped and reworked . All too often , production continues , leading to ...

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924051612004

Category: Industrial productivity.

Page: 303

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Looks at more than a hundred modern applications of productivity improvement, and discusses subplants, international manufacturing, and organizational changes.
Categories: Industrial productivity.

Reinventing the Factory Managing the world class factory

Reinventing the Factory  Managing the world class factory

MANUFACTURING VISION : A SYNOPSIS 17 The vice president of manufacturing must have his own future vision . His vision must be interwoven with the overall business strategy , but it is his prime responsibility since he must plan and ...

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048929015

Category: Industrial productivity

Page: 456

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Documents more than a hundred real-life applications of productivity improvement.
Categories: Industrial productivity

Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the Wheel

For these reasons, Willard dismissed Harding's approach to improving the general standard of cheese at the farm level: “Whatever progress can be made towards improvement will naturally develop itself more rapidly [in the factory] than ...

Author: Bronwen Percival

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290150

Category: Cooking

Page: 316

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"Reinventing the Wheel is equal parts popular science, history, and muckraking. Over the past hundred and fifty years, dairy farming and cheesemaking have been transformed, and this book explores what has been lost along the way. Today, using cutting-edge technologies like high-throughput DNA sequencing, scientists are beginning to understand the techniques of our great-grandparents. The authors describe how geneticists are helping conservationists rescue rare dairy cow breeds on the brink of extinction, microbiologists are teaching cheesemakers to nurture the naturally occurring microbes in their raw milk rather than destroying them, and communities of cheesemakers are producing "real" cheeses that reunite farming and flavor, rewarding diversity and sustainability at every level."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Cooking

Reinventing the Factory

Reinventing the Factory

In this path-breaking book, Harmon and Peterson move beyond theory to document more than a hundred real-life applications of productivity improvement -- from the focused factory and assembly process design to the plantwide plan -- gathered ...

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 1416577726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The "factory of the future" is here. We have the technology and professional knowledge, say leading manufacturing consultants Roy Harmon and Leroy Peterson, to implement revolutionary concepts that many managers might regard as futuristic. In this path-breaking book, Harmon and Peterson move beyond theory to document more than a hundred real-life applications of productivity improvement -- from the focused factory and assembly process design to the plantwide plan -- gathered from Andersen Consulting, Arthur Andersen & Co.'s offices around the world. The reorganization of existing plants into multiple "factories within a factory" is the single most important feature of productivity improvement, according to Harmon and Peterson. These smaller units known as subplants, are honed to the smallest practical size to ensure the highest level of productivity. Multiple subplants can be clustered to focus accountability and authority for production of product families into easily managed groups of processes. With hundreds of diagrams and using examples of companies that operate focused factories in dozens of countries, Harmon and Peterson detail both the physical and organizational changes required to make the focused factory a successful and profitable feature of a plant's modernization. In addition to creating subplants and subplant clusters, Harmon and Peterson show how manufacturers can dramatically increase productivity by adopting a plantwide plan. In its most basic form, the plantwide plan is a layout of a single factory. It includes, to the extent practical, not only the ideal layout but also step-by-step strategies for movement of individual processes from their current locations in the factory to final target destinations. Harmon and Peterson explain how managers can use the plantwide plan to eliminate the common problem of compromising ideals too early to accommodate assumed constraints and turn an existing factory into a competitive factory of the future -- today. Flexibility, creativity, and dynamic planning are key concepts for attaining superior manufacturing results. For plant modernization to be profitable, the organizational structure must keep pace. Achieving world class status is not enough. The new hallmark of excellence must be continuous improvement to maintain a superior position. The plans and suggestions outlined in Reinventing The Factory allow the entrepreneur the responsibility and authority to effect ongoing improvements and render processes adaptable to reflect additions or removals of product lines, changes in sales volume over time and modifications resulting from previous or concurrent improvements. Harmon and Peterson provide the valuable tools and methods necessary to attain such goals. They highlight the dynamic nature of progress itself and show how managers can overcome the most tenacious habit: the resistance to change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Reinventing the Propeller

Reinventing the Propeller

The inside of the factory would have been uninhabitable otherwise. Unfortunately, on a cold day the Westinghouse whirl rig rapidly depleted the factory building of its warm air during testing. As a result, the propeller engineers had to ...

Author: Jeremy R. Kinney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108124546

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

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An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power. Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily. Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Reorganizing the Factory

Reorganizing the Factory

Competing Through Cellular Manufacturing Nancy Hyer, Urban Wemmerlov. Gettelman , K. M. , " Organize Production For Parts - Not ... Harmon , R. L. and Peterson , L. D. , Reinventing the Factory ( New York : The Free Press , 1990 ) .

Author: Nancy Hyer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1563272288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 788

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Winner of the 2003 Shingo Prize! Reorganizing work processes into cells has helped many organizations streamline operations, shorten lead times, increase quality, and lower costs. Cellular manufacturing is a powerful concept that is simple to understand; however, its ultimate success depends on deciding where cells fit into your organization, and then applying the know-how to design, implement and operate them. Reorganizing the Factory presents a thoroughly researched and comprehensive "life cycle" approach to competing through cellular work organizations. It takes you from the basic cell concept and its benefits through the process of justifying, designing, implementing, operating, and improving this new type of work organization in offices and on the factory floor. The book discusses many important technical dimensions, such as factory analysis, cell design, planning and control systems, and principles for lead time and inventory reduction. However, unique to the literature, it also covers in depth the numerous managerial issues that accompany organizing work into cells. In most implementations, performance measurement, compensation, education and training, employee involvement, and change management are critically important. These issues are often overlooked in the planning process, yet they can occupy more of the implementation time than do the technical aspects of cells. Includes: Why do cells improve lead time, quality, and cost? Planning for cell implementation Justifying the move to cells, strategically and economically Designing efficient manufacturing and office cells Selecting and training cell employees Compensation system for cell employees Performance and cost measurement Planning and control of materials and capacity Managing the change to cells Problems in designing, implementing, and operating cells Improving and adapting existing cells Structured frameworks and checklists to help analysis and decision-making Numerous examples of cells in various industries
Categories: Business & Economics

Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing

Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing

Implementation of AMT is not , however , a question of merely " reinventing the factory , " that is , developing new factory reference models that are tailor- made to suit the adaption of the organization to the technology .

Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471555088

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

View: 795

Takes into account the effective use of human factors issues in advanced manufacturing which would make the difference between the failure or success of industrial corporations. International authorities describe how to implement methods and techniques, applicable on a global basis, into manufacturing and process industries where change is being brought about as they move to concurrent engineering formats of operation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage

Lean Production for Competitive Advantage

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Systems. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker. 3. Perhaps the best reference on the subject is Harmon, R. and L. Peterson. 1990. Reinventing the Factory. New York, NY: The Free Press, 12–35. 4.

Author: John Nicholas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498780896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Lean Production for Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices, Second Edition introduces Lean philosophy and illustrates the effective application of Lean tools with real-world case studies. From fundamental concepts to integrated planning and control in pull production and the supply chain, the text provides a complete introduction to Lean production. Coverage includes small batch production, setup reduction, pull production, preventive maintenance, standard work, as well as synchronizing and scheduling Lean operations. Detailing the key principles and practices of Lean production, the text also: Illustrates effective implementation techniques with case studies from a range of industries. Includes questions and completed problems in each chapter. Explains how to effectively partner with suppliers and employees to achieve productivity goals Designed for students who have a basic foundation in production and operations management, the text provides a thorough understanding of the principles of Lean. It also offers practical know-how for implementing a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor and in the office, creating a heightened sense of responsibility in all stakeholders, and enhancing productivity and efficiency to improve the bottom line. In this second edition, the author addresses management’s role in Lean production. Early observers of Japanese methods focused on the shop floor to see amazing things unlike anything practiced elsewhere. And the thinking was, if the "methods" could be adopted by companies elsewhere, those companies would experience the success of the Japanese. What the early observers hadn’t considered were dramatic differences in the way those companies were managed, both daily and strategically. The "management side" of Lean production is addressed in two new chapters, one devoted to daily management, the other to strategy deployment. Additionally, there is a new chapter that addresses breakthrough improvement and an approach to achieving it called Production Preparation Process. Every chapter has been revised and expanded to better tell the story of Lean production—its history, applications, practices, and methods.
Categories: Business & Economics