Winning in a Highly Competitive Manufacturing Environment
Ronald L. Buckley
Publisher: Shady Brook Pr; 1 edition (March 3, 2003)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
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Author Ronald L. Buckley describes a step-by-step process that will enable manufacturing companies to become efficient money-making organizations, able to compete and win in the new Millennium. The author draws on his own manufacturing experience to share real life challenges, describing situations that readers involved in manufacturing will find relevant, interesting and useful. He explores in detail such vital topics as:
Continuous Improvement: a process which not only improves profits but also develops employees' skills and knowledge, making them a greater asset to their company.
Lean-flow Manufacturing techniques, with productivity-raising programs that create flexibility and improve throughput velocity, such as: linked-cell Kanban pull systems and quality improvement techniques including Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, Poka-yoke (Mistake Proofing), First-Pass Yield Improvement and Out-of-Box Failure elimination.
"Cross-Functional Self-Directed Teams," in which employees from many different areas of the business work as a team to improve the Company's competitive position, as well as their own self-confidence and job satisfaction.
Author Ronald L. Buckley is a recognized operations leader in the manufacturing world, with thirty-five years of experience and manufacturing expertise in improving quality, reducing costs and delighting his Customers.
An investment made in reading this book will prove to be fruitful not only to the reader but also to all those individuals over whom the reader has direct and indirect influence.