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Restructuring the Manufacturing Process Applying the Matrix Method

1st Edition

By Gideon Halevi

CRC Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781574441215
pub: 1998-12-21
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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.

  • 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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    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

    About the Series

    Resource Management

    Learn more…

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TEC020000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing