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Quick Changeover for Lean Manufacturing

Quick Changeover for Lean Manufacturing provides examples from four companies on reducing changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.

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Alternative Energy 101: An Overview of AET

This program is part of an 8 program Alternative Energy 101 manufacturing primer. Recorded at the Advanced Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies conference sessions in October 2004, these 8 programs are presented by experts in the field, and provide fundamental information with detailed descriptions of alternative energy and fuel cells technologies. An Overview of AET session is presented by Frank E. Jakob.

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The Cost of Poor Quality

This Cost of Poor Quality program looks at what the failure to achieve a high standard of quality may cost your organization and shows you ways to illuminate the costs of quality so you can see where to start saving. You'll learn effective ways to analyze the cost of quality data and the pitfalls to avoid, methods of eliminating the effects of poor quality, and a strategy for meeting total customer satisfaction. Case studies at the Merix Corp., IBM, and the Copeland Corp. show you successful strategies for reducing poor quality costs. This program is a must view for management, quality supervisors, and production managers looking to improve their company's competitiveness.

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Alternative Energy 101: An Introduction to Fuel Cells

This program is part of an 8 program Alternative Energy 101 manufacturing primer. Recorded at the Advanced Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies conference sessions in October 2004, these 8 programs are presented by experts in the field, and provide fundamental information with detailed descriptions of alternative energy and fuel cells technologies. An Introduction to Fuel Cells session is presented by Tom A. Zawodzinski.

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Supply Chain Management

This program is an introduction to supply chain management. It shows how information technology is used to gather real-time data to provide meaningful management information for maintaining supplier-customer relationships.

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Leaning the Supply Chain

Andrew Feller, Director of Supply Chain Services, KinetX, Inc. speaks of the rapid improvement of operations across the supply chain and shows how these improvements can be enabled by structured mapping of processes across organizational boundaries. Two alternatives are presented for enabling a structured process to identify and more seamlessly connect the information, material, and resource flows that must occur across the supply chain. One study is useful in continuous improvement projects, the other for the green-field design of a new supply chain.

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The Challenge of Staying Lean after Initial Application

John Allen, Senior Partner, Total Systems Development. Mr. Allen has extensive Toyota experience, and was instrumental in the widely recognized lean implementation at Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant. He is a major contributor to the SME lean manufacturing series and one of the most sought after lean manufacturing implementation experts. He brings a viewpoint based on extensive experience and knowledge from many industries. Recorded at the SME Annual Meeting in 2001.

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Plastic Injection Molds

The injection mold is an extremely important element of any plastic injection molding operation. Molds determine the shape of the part, vent trapped air or gases during injection, act as heat exchangers to solidify the molten plastic, and eject the cooled parts. This Plastic Injection Molds program highlights the primary injection mold components, including the mold base, cavity and cores, runner system, cooling system, and ejector system. This program also features segments on injection mold types, the use of computer simulation, mold prototyping techniques, and mold maintenance & repair. The Injection Mold Types segment showcases in detail the cold-runner two-plate mold, the cold-runner three-plate mold, the hot-runner mold, and the insulated runner mold. The Plastic Injection Mold Production segment explores the use of computer simulation to develop molds, mold production methods, mold prototyping techniques, and mold maintenance & repair.

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Composite Materials and Manufacturing

This program explains the basics of composite materials and manufacturing by featuring segments on: composite matrix and reinforcement materials, composite manufacturing processes, and composite fabrication and joining methods. The first segment features the primary types of matrix and reinforcement materials, as well as the various forms in which they are available.

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Machine Vision and Error Proofing

This program shows you how machine vision is used to solve a diverse set of application challenges faster and at a lower cost. Scripted by renowned industry expert Nello Zuech, see first hand three different machine vision approaches at BorgWarner, Ford Motor Company, and Gold Kist.

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