Manufacturing Best Practices

Manufacturing Best Practices

by Bobby Hull
     
 

Modern manufacturing today is overwhelmed with tools to manage all the very complex manufacturing operations going on at once. Countless new, innovative ideas regularly become the flavor of the month: Deming's Statistical Process Control, total quality management, Six Sigma, Lean, ISO 9000, just to name a few. All these programs offer outstanding tools to

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Overview

Modern manufacturing today is overwhelmed with tools to manage all the very complex manufacturing operations going on at once. Countless new, innovative ideas regularly become the flavor of the month: Deming's Statistical Process Control, total quality management, Six Sigma, Lean, ISO 9000, just to name a few. All these programs offer outstanding tools to manage your business, make decisions, and manufacture a quality product—but none can be an instant fix or guarantee your business's success. What worked five years ago may have grown stale and no longer function for your business.

So, how can your organization know which best practice is most suited to its corporate personality and its needs right now?

Timely, insightful, and easy to read, Manufacturing Best Practices demystifies this topic. Author Bobby Hull delivers a hands-on resource providing complete guidance for CEOs, CFOs, and controllers, as well as line managers in the manufacturing sector.

Here, you'll find straightforward advice on:

  • How to effectively manage people—and why it's by far the most important best practice

  • What defines quality and the establishment of quality requirements

  • The importance of choosing the correct methods, equipment, and procedures

  • Proper data handling and storage and how to do it

  • Ensuring product quality and consistency through calibration

  • Solid investigative techniques to uncover the real reason behind manufacturing facility errors

  • Proven methods to properly label and handle your documented information

  • How to successfully source, evaluate, and establish quality requirements

  • Your role in customer service, customer retention, and creating a customer-focused philosophy

  • Why the care, maintenance, and organization of the physical plant should be a major priority

In order to compete, your organization must be willing to constantly examine its processes and make adjustments where needed. Filled with examples and case studies, Manufacturing Best Practices provides step-by-step guidance to examine your current methods and create a set of best practices that will help your organization better organize its manufacturing efforts, improve its product quality, and gain more insight into its operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470582145
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Wiley and SAS Business Series, #29
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Bobby Hull is Corporate Systems Analyst at BGF Industries Inc., formerly known as Burlington Industries, Inc., and cofounder of Questworks Productions, a company specializing in computer training, Web site design, graphic design, staff development workshops, stress reduction workshops, quality control consulting, and auditing. In his analyst position, Hull focuses on designing and implementing quality control and business intelligence solutions for various divisions of BGF Industries, a multimillion-dollar textile company. Prior to this role, Hull spent over ten years as a senior quality engineer, coordinating all facets of the BGF quality control program, including the redesign of several quality subsystems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000. During his more than thirty years with BGF Industries, Hull has performed in the capacity of Finishing Inspector, Lab Technician, Crew Leader, and Manager of their QC laboratory. Hull holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham, Alabama, and has completed course work in chemistry at the University of Richmond and in Fine Arts at Lynchburg College.

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