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Lean Transformation: How to Change Your Business into a Lean Enterprise

In this easy-to-read, practical guide, two top business executives explain how to employ the techniques pioneered by Toyota to put your business in position to bury the competition. They draw upon their personal experience of transforming dozens of manufacturing plants and businesses around the world to provide you with real-life examples of what works and what doesn't, charts and diagrams, as well as step-by-step instructions.

Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition

Following in the tradition of its Shingo prize-winning predecessors, Lean Production Simplified, Third Edition gives a clear overview of the structure and tools of the lean production system. Written for the practitioner by a practitioner, it delivers a comprehensive insider's view of lean management.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Second Edition

This book covers in detail the various aspects of joining materials to form parts. A conceptual overview of rapid prototyping and layered manufacturing is given, beginning with the fundamentals so that readers can get up to speed quickly.

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World's Greatest Manufacturer, 2nd Edition

In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.

Handbook of Metal Forming (eBook)

The Handbook of Metal Forming focuses on practical solutions covering production methods, tools, machine tools, and other equipment, as well as precision tool-manufacturing methods and production systems. This comprehensive reference also includes all the relevant aspects of metallurgy, tribology, theory of plasticity, material properties, and process data determination.

Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide (eBook)

Lean Manufacturing: A Plant Floor Guide takes you on a comprehensive journey through the entire lean implementation process. It is an easy-to-digest reference of lean fundamentals and processes that are mission-critical to a successful lean transformation in any plant.

Kaizen Event Implementation Manual, 5th Edition (eBook)

The main goal of kaizen is the elimination of non-value-added activities (waste) through the implementation of one-piece flow, working to takt time, and instituting a pull system. The mantra is to manufacture only what is needed by the customer, when it is needed, and in the quantities ordered. Kaizen has been shown to collapse lead times, dramatically reduce work in process, and reduce scrap and defects while minimizing the need for capital expenditures. Its successful results across industry are real, proven, documented, and confirmed!

Press Brake Technology (eBook)

This comprehensive book presents information in a non-machine specific format and establishes a base line reference, using the application of basic mathematics, trigonometry, and geometry to select die widths, establish precise bend deductions, and other aspects of press brake operation.