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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Use this Introduction to Lean Manufacturing program to familiarize the concept of lean manufacturing to everyone in your organization so they can become more involved in the transition from mass production to lean production. This program explains the core philosophy behind lean manufacturing, and gives insight into why so many companies are adopting the lean principles. This program identifies many value-added and non-value added activities. Learn why total system efficiency is a more appropriate goal than individual efficiencies.
Great for anyone from novices to seasoned lean practitioners, this program shows you how to identify the seven wastes of lean by going through the process with two companies.
This program includes information on welding join design, joint edge shape, and preparation. It focuses on the array of welding processes and arranges them into two major categories: fusion welding processes and solid-state welding processes.
This program examines the strategy used in selection and operation of four different flexible material handling systems. These systems are designed to accommodate mass customization of production and be cost effective in operation.
This program examines the machines that perform punching, such as the single-station punch press, turret punch press, and the multi-purpose ironworker.
This program begins with an introduction to the basic elements of all paint formulations including pigments, additives, solvents, and resins. Viscosity and volatile organic compounds (VOC) are also explained. The two types of resin polymer structures, enamels and lacquers, are explained with an emphasis on the crosslinking aspect of enamels.
Sheet Metal Coil Processing introduces the primary methods of processing sheet metal coils and featurs segments on coil slitting, coil blanking, and coil processing lines.
This program, A Lean Supply Chain at John Deere, is about the successful partnership between John Deere and one of its suppliers, the R&B Machining and Grinding Company. Find out what changes were required to lean their supply chain and how they successfully handled the changes to move from batch to lean production. See how they developed shorter cycle times needed for build-to-demand and how they are able to achieve higher quality, lower costs and better delivery performance.
This Engineering a Lean Supply Chain program explores the business practice of supply chain collaboration and explains how companies are "leaning" their supply chain. New competitive pressures have made all manufacturing companies realize they need to be part of a supply chain and focus their business on the part of the process they do best. The constant flow of materials and information within these supply chains can contain a large amount of waste if not managed properly. We will show why collaboration between customers and suppliers is so important and where you can find waste in your supply chain.