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Restructuring the Manufacturing Process Applying the Matrix Method



ISBN 9781574441215
Published December 21, 1998 by CRC Press
300 Pages

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Book Description

Consider the possibility of a manufacturing method that can do all this:

  • reduce lead time
  • increase product diversity
  • produce higher-quality products
  • allow more competitive pricing
  • ensure customer satisfaction
  • reach dominance in the global marketplace
    Those are all part of the upside potential for the Matrix Manufacturing Method. Its promising premise: apply beneficial technology to all stages of the manufacturing process, leading to increased efficiency. Actually, the Matrix Manufacturing Method is far more than a mere promise; it's already become standard and successful practice at many companies.
    Details of the Matrix Manufacturing Method now make their first-ever appearance in Restructuring the Manufacturing Process: Applying the Matrix Method, describing this important new philosophy of manufacturing management-and practical ways to bring its concepts into reality.
    A pioneer of the Matrix Manufacturing Method, Halevi presents comprehensive and convincing details behind its rationale and practice. The method's foundation: incorporate engineering stages (technology) during production management stages, allowing qualified professionals to make crucial decisions at execution time, through the use of accurate and flexible engineering data. As the book's case histories demonstrate, companies that have taken those measures now benefit from a "new degree of freedom" in the manufacturing cycle-and its myriad advantages.
    Numerous theories may have been proposed to create technology-driven manufacturing processes: what makes the Matrix Manufacturing Theory most valuable is its improvements of all disciplines, aspects, and activities related to product production. Gain that all-inclusive competitive edge with Restructuring the Manufacturing Process: Applying the Matrix Method.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Overview of Computer Applications in Industry
    The Manufacturing Process
    Basic Concepts and Objectives
    The Computer Era and its Influence on the Manufacturing Process
    Computers Integrated Manufacturing-CIM
    Search for Solution
    Overview of the Change of Manufacturing Objectives and Methods
    General Survey of Proposed Methods
    Brief Description of Selected Proposed Methods
    Global Optimization Method
    Methods and Techniques to be Improved
    Global Optimization Method Concepts
    The Matrix Concept
    Master Product Design
    The Matrix System
    Why a Matrix
    The Matrix Concept
    Example of The Matrix Concept
    Process Plan Optimization
    Master Product Design
    Master Product Design-Example
    Master Product Method
    Master Product Design System-Product Specification
    Master Product Design System-Concept Design
    Master Product Design System-Detail Design
    Management Activities Planning: How to Prepare Master Production Scheduling
    Master Production Schedule
    Master Production Schedule-Improvement
    How to Set Product Selling Price: Economic Lot Size, Maximum Profit
    A Determination of Lot Size
    Maximum Profit Criteria of Process Planning Optimization
    How to Prepare MRP CPS Integration of CAPP and PM
    Production Planning-MRP & CPS
    The Matrix Method-Example
    How to Determine Delivery Date
    Generating Alternatives of Cost-Delivery Date, New Order
    Generating Alternatives of Cost-Delivery Date, Working Shifts, Overtime, and Splitting
    How to Control Shop Floor Activities Scheduling
    Execution-Shop Floor Control
    Execution-Auxiliary Jobs
    How to Control Quality
    Product Variations and Failure Due to Design
    Product Variations and Failure Due to Processing
    How to Establish Company's Level of Competitiveness
    Machine Performance Measurement
    Reference Points
    Machine Level of Competitiveness
    Machine Level of Competitiveness-Examples
    How to Execute Resource Planning
    The Matrix Concept
    Resource Planning

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    Reviews

    "This book is highly recommended reading both for the industrialist seeking solutions and the academician seeking research challenges."-International Journal of Production Planning
    and Control
    "Details of the Matrix Manufacturing Method now make their first-ever appearance in Restucturing the Manufacturing Process: Applying the Matrix Method, describing this important new philosophy of manufacturing management and practical ways to bring its concepts into reality."
    --Logistics Comment, Vol. 34, No. 3
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