Reinventing the Factory II

Reinventing the Factory II

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

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029138625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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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 Factory Managing the world class factory

Reinventing the Factory  Managing the world class factory

Do aisles and inventory occupy as much as half of the factory's area ? Eliminate 90 percent of the need for both storage and material movement , and the overall size of the factory required will drop accordingly .

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 Factory

Reinventing the Factory

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:641427211

Category: Industrial productivity

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Categories: Industrial productivity

Reinventing the Warehouse

Reinventing the Warehouse

"Reinventing the Factory." Across the Board, March 1990, pp. 30-36. . "Focusing the Factory." Robotics World, January-February 1990, p. 2. . "La Fabrica Reinventada." Oficina Eficeinte (Cali, Columbia), October-November 1990, pp. 36-45.

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029138632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 554

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

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:69254549

Category: Industrial productivity

Page:

View: 706

Categories: Industrial productivity

Reinventing the Factory II

Reinventing the Factory II

Author: Roy L. Harmon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001337980

Category: Industrial productivity

Page: 460

View: 542

Categories: Industrial productivity

The Politics Of Education And The New Institutionalism

The Politics Of Education And The New Institutionalism

Reinventing The American School William Lowe Boyd, Robert L. Crowson, Hanne M. Mawhinney ... In Reinventing the Factory, Harmon and Peterson (1990) stress the back-to-the-beginnings importance of simplification in manufacturing as a ...

Author: William Lowe Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135400828

Category: Education

Page: 232

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

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

View: 999

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

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

View: 478

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

Global Information Infrastructure

Global Information Infrastructure

Acropolis Books . Grenier , R. and G. Metes ( 1992 ) Enterprise Networking , Working Together Apart , Bedford , MA .: Digital Press . Harmon , R.L. ( 1992 ) Reinventing the Factory II , New York : The Free Press , p.65 .

Author: Andrzej Targowski

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1878289322

Category: Computers

Page: 383

View: 517

Global Information Infrastructure: The Birth, Vision and Architecture addresses three levels of the information superhighway in terms of their information content and technological implementations. This book is a futuristic view of the major components of the new global world.
Categories: Computers