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Cellular Manufacturing One-Piece Flow for Workteams

Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Workteams

1st Edition

By Productivity Development Team
March 05, 1999

Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Workteams introduces production teams to basic cellular manufacturing and teamwork concepts and orients them for participating in the design of a new production cell. Use this book to get everyone on board to reduce lead time, work-in-process inventory, ...

Just-in-Time for Operators

Just-in-Time for Operators

1st Edition

By Productivity Press Development Team
February 27, 1998

Are you ready to implement a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing program but need some help orienting employees to the power of JIT? Here is a concise and practical guide to introduce equipment operators, assembly workers, and other frontline employees to the basic concepts, techniques, and benefits ...

Focused Equipment Improvement for TPM Teams

Focused Equipment Improvement for TPM Teams

1st Edition

Edited By Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance
September 30, 1997

As distinguished from autonomous maintenance, where the main goal is to restore basic conditions of cleanliness, lubrication, and proper fastening to prevent accelerated deterioration, FEI looks at specific losses or design weaknesses that everyone previously thought they just had to live with. ...

Autonomous Maintenance for Operators

Autonomous Maintenance for Operators

1st Edition

Edited By Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance
August 30, 1997

TPM leads to soaring productivity when your operators are positively and energetically involved in the maintenance of their own equipment. Autonomous Maintenance for Operatorsteaches specific autonomous maintenance activities. For operators, supervisors, team leaders, and TPM coordinators, this ...

Mistake-Proofing for Operators The ZQC System

Mistake-Proofing for Operators: The ZQC System

1st Edition

By Productivity Press Development Team
January 01, 1997

The Zero Quality Control System (ZQC) is a mistake-proofing approach that prevents defects by monitoring processing conditions at the source and correcting errors that cause defects. Since it is human nature to make mistakes, ZQC does not blame people for errors, but instead finds ways to keep ...

TPM for Supervisors

TPM for Supervisors

1st Edition

By Productivity Press
October 15, 1996

The benefits of advanced manufacturing methods can't be realized until they're practiced consistently and proficiently by your entire workforce. Here's a simple, low-cost way to get everyone on board quickly. This small book presents the basic methodology of TPM and focuses on hands-on activities ...

Quick Changeover for Operators The SMED System

Quick Changeover for Operators: The SMED System

1st Edition

By Shigeo Shingo
June 01, 1996

The powerful knowledge contained in this book can make your workplace more productive, your job simpler, and everything more satisfying. It's about how to do equipment or product changeovers in record time--often in less than 10 minutes. The method you'll learn here is called SMED, short for "...

Quick Changeover for Operators Learning Package

Quick Changeover for Operators Learning Package

1st Edition

By Press Productivity
June 01, 1996

Each Quick Changeover for Operators Learning Package includes the following components:A Leader's Guide5 copies of Quick Changeover for Operators:The SMED SystemA CD filled with additional presentation materialsA copy of A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System, by Shigeo ShingoThe Quick ...

5S for Operators Learning Package

5S for Operators Learning Package

1st Edition

By Hiroyuki Hirano
April 01, 1996

Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. Together, these five simple principles form the basis of the 5S System - a powerful front-line tool for simplifying work processes, improving equipment maintenance, ensuring safety and product quality and eliminating waste. 5S is the basis for any ...

TPM for Every Operator

TPM for Every Operator

1st Edition

By Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance
April 01, 1996

TPM for Every Operator covers the information that needs to be communicated to operators when facilitating a company-wide TPM initiative. It covers the main aspects of TPM, introducing frontline workers to this important manufacturing strategy that encourages them to participate in and even ...

5S for Operators 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace

1st Edition

By Hiroyuki Hirano
March 01, 1996

Hiroyuki Hirano’s five pillars of the visual workplace: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain are the most fundamental and often overlooked aspects in continuous improvement initiatives. Together, these concepts form the framework of the 5S System, a set of principles whose simplicity ...

TPM Team Guide

TPM Team Guide

1st Edition

By Shirose Kunio
September 01, 1995

TPM involves employees companywide in preventing equipment abnormalities and breakdowns. The first line of defense: equipment operators-the people most familiar with daily operating conditions. In addition to regular cleaning and inspection, team-based improvement activities make effective use of ...

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