Improving Changeover Performance. A Strategy for Becoming a by R.I. Mclntosh, S.J. Culley, A.R. Mileham and G.W. Owen

By R.I. Mclntosh, S.J. Culley, A.R. Mileham and G.W. Owen (Auth.)

Content material:
Preface

, Pages ix-x
Acknowledgements

, Page xi
1 - Introduction

, Pages 1-15
2 - production flexibility

, Pages 16-46
3 - Addressing varied changeover matters: An total method for changeover improvement

, Pages 47-106
4 - monetary profit analysis

, Pages 107-145
5 - The position of design

, Pages 146-201
6 - Shopfloor concerns: Changeover auditing

, Pages 202-216
7 - Shopfloor matters: enhance an operational method; set neighborhood pursuits; enforce; monitor

, Pages 217-255
8 - Organization-led development techniques

, Pages 256-274
9 - Design-led development techniques

, Pages 275-293
10 - Case studies

, Pages 294-323
Appendix 1 - Changeover terms

, Pages 324-326
Appendix 2 - Acronyms

, Page 327
Appendix three - Changeover audit sheet

, Pages 328-330
Appendix four - steered classifications

, Pages 331-332
Appendix five - development alternative evaluate sheet

, Pages 333-334
Appendix 6 - Changeover development paintings plan

, Pages 335-337
Index

, Pages 339-351

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Cal(/brnia Management Review, Winter, 72-89. -O. (1984). Flexibility and productivity in complex production processes. Int. J. of Production Research, 22, No. 5, 801-808. This paper highlights one particular trade-off that we will discuss later in this chapter, namely that between flexibility and productivity. 46 Schonberger, R. J. (1982). Op. tit. ref. 40. Schonberger asserts that by adopting 'Japanese' manufacturing philosophy many of the trade-offs inherent in traditional Western manufacturing practice, including those involving flexibility, may be largely eliminated.

Discussion in this chapter so far has highlighted the difficulty of isolating and defining manufacturing flexibility. As well as what occurs on the shopfloor, what happens beyond the immediate production environment, both within the organization and externally, may also influence the flexible manufacturing capability. Better changeover performance contributes to enhanced manufacturing flexibility, but it is not alone in doing so, and its specific contribution needs to be known. In particular, improved changeover performance enhances fhe response determinant of manufacturing flexibility, by making it easier to manufacture economically in small batches.

Slack, N. (1991). " Achieving competitive manufacturing operations. Mercury, London. , Hanna, M. and Maffei, M. (1993). Dealing with the uncertainties of manufacturing: flexibility, buffers and integration. Int. J. of Operations and Production Management, 13, No. 1, 19-34. Hill, T. (1985). Manufacturing Strategy- the strategic management of the manufacturing junction. Macmillan, London. Hill describes the general desirability of revised technology (hardware) to manage change/uncertainty alongside attitude and procedural changes.

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