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Modern Approaches to Manufacturing Improvement

The Shingo System, 1st Edition

By Alan Robinson

Productivity Press

424 pages

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pub: 1990-04-01
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Here's the quickest and most inexpensive way to learn about the pioneering work of Shigeo Shingo, co-creator (with Taiichi Ohno) of just-in-time. It's an introductory book containing excerpts of five of his classic books as well as an excellent introduction by Professor Robinson.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Foreword

1. Editor's Introduction: Shigeo Shingo's Contributions to Manufacturing

2. Author's Introduction: Fundamental Flaws in European and American Production Philosophies

SECTION ONE: Improvement


3. Basic Concepts for Improving Production System

4. Stage One: Problem Identification

5. Stage Two: Basic Approaches to Improvement

(I) Understand the Status Quo

6. Basic Approaches to Improvement

(II) The Pursuit of Goals

7. Basic Approaches to Improvement

(III) Better Means

8. Stage Three: Making Plans for Improvement

9. Stage Four: Translating Improvement Plans into Reality

10. Understanding and Conviction

11. The Force of Habit

SECTION TWO: Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System


12. Inspections

13. Approaching the Zero QC Method

14. More on Inspection Systems

15. Using Poka-Yoke Systems

SECTION THREE: A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System


16. Introduction to SMED

17. Setup Operations in the Past

18. Fundamentals of SMED

19. Techniques for Applying SMED

20. Applying SMED to Internal Operations

21. Basic Examples of SMED

22. Effects of SMED

About the Author


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control