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Improving Production with Lean Thinking by Javier Santos, Richard A. Wysk, Jose M. Torres

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Contents

Preface

1. Continuous Improvement Tools

Continuous Improvement

Improvement Philosophies and Methodologies

Just-in-Time (JIT)

Thinking Revolution

Lean Manufacturing

20 Keys to Workplace Improvement

Measuring and Prioritizing the Improvements

Book Structure

Recommended Readings

2. Material Flow and Facilities Layout

Layout Improvements

Signs and Reasons for a Need to Change the Layout

Theoretical Basis

One-Piece Flow

Main Types of Industrial Companies

Layout Types

Characteristic of the Traditional Layouts

Layout Design Methodology

Step 1: Formulate the Problem

Step 2: Analysis of the Problem

Step 3: Search for Alternatives

Step 4: Choose the Right Solution

Step 5: Specification of the Solution

Step 6: Design Cycle

Tools for Layout Study

Muther's Eight Factors

Summary

Recommended Readings

3. Material Flow and the Design of Cellular Layouts

The Assembly Line

Theoretical Basis

Mass Production

Flow or Assembly Lines

Cell Layout Design Justification

Basic Cell Design Nomenclature

Cell Design Methodology

Cell Design Tools

Line-Balancing

Group Technology

Time Study

Leveling Production

Multifunctional Workers

Workforce Optimization

Summary

Recommended Readings

4. Equipment Efficiency: Quality and Poka-Yoke

Poka-Yokes

Theoretical Basis

Inspection and Statistical Quality Control (SQC)

From SQC to Zero Defects

Poka-Yoke Design Methodology

Poka-Yoke Examples

Summary

Recommended Readings

5. Equipment Efficiency: Performance and Motion Study

Motion Study

Theoretical Basis

Motion Economy ...

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