174 pages | 11 B/W Illus.
Using language that is easy to understand, Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement describes how improvement efforts can be undermined by errors and incompleteness. It illustrates the various types of errors that can hurt productivity and outlines proven solutions to prevent or correct them. Explaining how departments not directly related to manufacturing can hinder productivity, it provides time-tested advice on how to reduce waste and enhance efficiency.
The book starts with an overview of traditional productivity improvement methods. Subsequent chapters explain how different departments can affect productivity and describe what must be done to improve productivity. Supplying time-tested procedures for implementing cross-functional productivity actions that are applicable across a wide range of industries, the text describes the problems caused by incorrect Lean manufacturing, material flow, efficiency, ergonomics, quality policies, issues of malpractice, and counterproductive procedures.
Readers will gain a clear understanding of exactly what to do and what not to do in all aspects of company operations to maximize productivity through a cross-functional approach. Furthermore, the book will enable companies to take better advantage of all that the ISO 9001 and similar systems have to offer by making best use of the interactions between the various elements of company operations.
The Traditional Approach to Productivity Improvement
Efficiency and Lean Manufacturing
Additional Considerations for the Cross-Functional ApproachTrainers and Training Methods
Effects of Purchasing Activities
Contract Review Technique
Design Verification and Validation Activities
Effects of the Facility
Effects of Preventive Maintenance
Productivity and Human ResourcesEmployee Orientation
Policies and Procedures
Compensation and Literacy Levels Workload
Productivity and Your Quality Management SystemPDCA Cycle
Quality Management System Issues
Lack of Follow-Up on Corrective and Preventive
Productive ManufacturingWork in Process
Effective versus Ineffective Statistical Process Control
Determining When and Where to Do SPC
Control Plans and PFMEAs
Selecting SPC Personnel
When SPC Calls for Action
Handling, Storage, Packaging, and Preservation
Tooling and Equipment
Waste PreventionProduction Wastes
Support Activities Wastes
Productivity and MotivationEmployee Motivation
Reliability of the Process and Manufacturing Equipment
Implementing Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement
Overcoming Resistance to Change