1st Edition

Introduction to Manufacturing An Industrial Engineering and Management Perspective

By Michel Baudin, Torbjørn Netland Copyright 2023
    800 Pages
    by Routledge

    800 Pages
    by Routledge

    This Introduction to Manufacturing focuses students on the issues that matter to practicing industrial engineers and managers. It offers a systems perspective on designing, managing, and improving manufacturing operations. On each topic, it covers the key issues, with pointers on where to dig deeper.

    Unlike the many textbooks on operations management, supply chain management, and process technology, this book weaves together these threads as they interact in manufacturing. It has five parts:

    1. Getting to Know Manufacturing: Fundamental concepts of manufacturing as an economic activity, from manufacturing strategy to forecasting market demand
    2. Engineering the Factory: Physical design of factories and processes, the necessary infrastructure and technology for manufacturing
    3. Making Information Flow: The "central nervous system" that triggers and responds to events occurring in production
    4. Making Materials Flow: The logistics of manufacturing, from materials handling inside the factory via warehousing to supply chain management
    5. Enhancing Performance: Managing manufacturing performance and methods to maintain and improve it, both in times of normal operations and emergencies

    Supported with rich illustrations and teaching aids, Introduction to Manufacturing is essential reading for industrial engineering and management students – of all ages and backgrounds – engaged in the vital task of making the things we all use.

    A Guided Tour

    Getting to Know Manufacturing

    1. About Manufacturing

    2. Manufacturing Strategy

    3. Serving Market Demand

    Engineering the Factory

    4. Process Design

    5. Assembly

    6. Automation

    7. Layout

    Making Information Flow

    8. IT and OT in Manufacturing

    9. Planning and Control

    10. Master Data Management

    Managing Flows of Materials

    11. Internal Logistics

    12. External Logistics

    13. Warehouse Management

    14. Supply Chain Management

    Enhancing Performance

    15. Managing Performance

    16. Improving Performance

    17. Improving Quality

    18. Maintenance


    Michel Baudin is an engineer, author, and consultant who graduated from Mines-ParisTech, in France, in 1977. His career has taken him to Japan, Germany, and finally to the US, where he lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife. He has consulted for numerous leading companies all over the world. In his practice, he supplements direct observation on the shop floor and stakeholder interviews with data mining on clients’ information systems, often identifying previously unknown patterns in product demand or manufacturing operations, leading to specific advice on both management and technology.

    In addition to in-house courses for clients, Michel has taught in continuing education for UC Berkeley, the University of Dayton, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the University of Buckingham, and training companies in multiple countries. He is also a prolific writer and has authored four books for manufacturing practitioners: Manufacturing Systems Analysis (1990), Lean Assembly (2002), Lean Logistics (2005), and Working with Machines (2007). He blogs at www.michelbaudin.com.

    Torbjørn Netland is Chair of Production and Operations Management at ETH Zurich in Switzerland (www.pom.ethz.ch) and a cofounder of EthonAI, a startup that develops AI solutions for quality management in manufacturing. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, in 2006, and holds a doctorate from the same institution (2013). He has been a Fulbright visiting research fellow at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, a visiting scholar at Cambridge University‘s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), and a Research Manager in SINTEF.

    Torbjørn is currently a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, and a Fellow of the European Academy for Industrial Management (AIM). He has published papers in Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, and MIT Sloan Management Review, among others. He is the recipient of two Shingo Research Awards and numerous teaching awards. He blogs at www.better-operations.com.

    "This superb book explains how to design, manage, and improve manufacturing operations. Based on their deep expertise, Baudin and Netland compellingly present a great resource of manufacturing knowledge  - useful for both novices and experts."– Charles H. Fine, Chrysler LGO Professor of Management,MIT Sloan School of Management

    "Baudin and Netland’s comprehensive text serves as an important and timely reminder that manufacturing remains as important in a world of ubiquitous digitalization, as it ever has been." – Matthias Holweg, Professor and American Standard Companies Chair of Operations Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

    "This is the first book of its kind, situated at the nexus of manufacturing, industrial engineering, and management – precisely what students and organizations need." – Adedeji Badiru, Professor and Dean of Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology

    "What an incredibly timely book. Global events continue to starkly illustrate the critical role that manufacturing plays in all our lives – and its impact when things go wrong. Baudin and Netland’s beautifully structured and accessible book gives an excellent introduction to this critical topic, helpfully framed by both industrial engineering and management perspectives." — Tim Minshall, Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

    "Easy to read, yet rich in knowledge. This textbook is the ultimate introduction to anyone interested in a career in manufacturing." — Gisela Lanza, Professor and Head of Production Systems, wbk Institute of Production Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    "Given the ever-changing nature of manufacturing technologies, I love how the authors emphasize the flow of information and materials within and beyond the factory to provide an integrative approach to introduce manufacturing and management perspectives to industrial engineers." — Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing, College of Engineering, Penn State University

    "Finally a textbook that describes manufacturing as what it is: an ensemble of processes, technology, and people. It is a terrific primer to manufacturing students and professionals." — Li Zheng, Professor of Industrial Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University

    "What is really remarkable about this book is its sharp focus combined with coverage of a rich range of topics. The reader is captivated from the very first page, and with delightfully clear examples and crisp writing, the book takes the reader from a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in manufacturing to highly sophisticated notions of the impact of manufacturing at micro and macro levels. This book is useful not just for students but also for scholars." — Kasra Ferdows, Professor of Global Manufacturing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

    "This state-of-the-art textbook on manufacturing addresses the challenges of today’s factories. It is an essential manual for students and professionals." — Jochen Deuse, Professor and Head of Institute of Production Systems, TU Dortmund and Head of Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, University of Technology Sydney

    "In this amazing book, Baudin and Netland present challenging technical concepts in an easy, accessible form that anyone can follow. Providing the historical context in which industrial engineering concepts and operations management theories evolved will be a game-changer for other texts in the future. A must-read for academics and managers alike!" — Rachna Shah, Professor of Supply Chain and Operations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

    "This book introduces modern manufacturing systems using unique pedagogical contents with interesting real-life examples. Readers can easily grasp the essence of manufacturing and understand the core knowledge rapidly to be an effective learner." — Jay Lee, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing and Founding Director of Industrial AI Center, University of Cincinnati

    "For those embarking on a career in manufacturing, this is a great place to start – learn from Toyota and others to harness the potential of the digital age." — Daniel Jones, co-author of The Machine that Changed the World and other bestsellers, Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy

    "Through an extremely timely new book, Baudin and Netland take a recommendable fresh look at manufacturing in the 21st century. In the present complex age of sustainability, digitalization, and new roles for humans, the authors provide both industrialists and academics with a solid and accessible knowledge base for developing the future of the manufacturing industry." — Johan Stahre, Professor of Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology

    "Finally, an operations management textbook capable of supporting the current renaissance in manufacturing. Baudin and Netland provide a much-needed integration of learning from our modern experience with lean manufacturing, systems thinking, and information technology. I recommend this book for professors and students in technology-oriented disciplines that want a practical and systematic approach to making manufacturing operations work better." — Eric O. Olsen, Professor of Industrial Technology, Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly State University

    "This comprehensive textbook covers manufacturing topics that matter the most to managers and engineers. This fills a gap in the existing set of textbooks. In addition to the comprehensive explanations, some great features of this textbook are the stop-and-think questions, the additional reading lists, and the focus on improving manufacturing performance." — Ken Snyder, Executive Director, Shingo Institute, Utah State University