1st Edition

Modern Approaches to Manufacturing Improvement The Shingo System

By Alan Robinson Copyright 1990
    422 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    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.

    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


    Alan Robinson