Set-Up-Time Reduction: Shorter Lead Time, Lower Inventories, On-Time Delivery, The Ability to Change Quickly / Edition 1

Set-Up-Time Reduction: Shorter Lead Time, Lower Inventories, On-Time Delivery, The Ability to Change Quickly / Edition 1

by Jerry Claunch
     
 

ISBN-10: 078630863X

ISBN-13: 9780786308637

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Every company is feeling the pressure to be more responsive to the needs of their customers, to repsond to the increased competition in the global marketplace, and to adjust to ever-shortening product life cycles. Today, the most agile manufacturing organizations are using a reductiion in their set-up times to capture the competitive advantage that increased

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Overview

Every company is feeling the pressure to be more responsive to the needs of their customers, to repsond to the increased competition in the global marketplace, and to adjust to ever-shortening product life cycles. Today, the most agile manufacturing organizations are using a reductiion in their set-up times to capture the competitive advantage that increased agility offers. Although many companies have made impressive strides axross the board by implementing a Just-In-Time philosophy and by cutting down their response times, the positive effect reducing set-up time has on every subsequent operation is remarkable. Set-Up Time Reduction is a timely, authoritative, and practical book on how to make the initial steps of the manufacturing process faster, more efficient, and easier on the bottom line. Set-up time reduction program managers and individual team members will find ideas for: Adopting a team approach to reduce set-up times—including concepts for brainstorming solutions. Monitoring safety during implementation. Avoiding the pitfalls of a set-up time reduction program.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786308637
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Lessons Learned1
Ch. 2Calculating the Return on Investment of Set-Up Time Reduction23
Ch. 3How Do You Start?31
Ch. 4Getting the Results47
Ch. 5The Improvement Process57
Ch. 6Application Improvements for Equipment81
Ch. 7Supporting Set-Up Time Reduction101
Ch. 8Holding the Gains121
Ch. 9What Should You Expect from Set-Up Time Reduction?135
Ch. 10The Team Experience155
Ch. 11How to Make it Fail169
Ch. 12Most Frequently Asked Questions183
Index207

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