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

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Manufacturing companies today are feeling intense pressure to increase their productivity and until now, had a proven guide to point them in the right direction. Set-Up Time Reduction lays out a simple method for increasing actual manufacturing time and bottom-line profits by reducing production set-up times by as much as 30 percent. Set-Up Time Reduction is an easy-to-read handbook for everyone involved in the manufacturing process from supervisors to frontline workers. It combines actual work experiences and applicable systems that are designed to help you initiate your effort by defining a vision, tapping the resources within by working in teams, supporting your employees through empowerment, and implementing problem-solving methods; calculate your return-on-investment benefits as a result of set-up time savings that can reach up to 90 percent; organize and store your set-up materials in the most efficient manner according to your company's specific needs; adopt a quality focus that results in complete customer satisfaction; a low cost product with correct counts and no defects, delivered on time; and reduce cycle time now and for years to come.
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Claunch (president of Claunch & Associates) presents a method for increasing actual manufacturing time and bottom-line profits by reducing production set-up times. The handbook lays out a step-by-step plan to implement a total quality system defined by vision, team work, and problem solving. Claunch demonstrates through various case studies that following this system can lower inventories, and promote on-time delivery and corporate agility. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786308637
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Lessons Learned 1
Ch. 2 Calculating the Return on Investment of Set-Up Time Reduction 23
Ch. 3 How Do You Start? 31
Ch. 4 Getting the Results 47
Ch. 5 The Improvement Process 57
Ch. 6 Application Improvements for Equipment 81
Ch. 7 Supporting Set-Up Time Reduction 101
Ch. 8 Holding the Gains 121
Ch. 9 What Should You Expect from Set-Up Time Reduction? 135
Ch. 10 The Team Experience 155
Ch. 11 How to Make it Fail 169
Ch. 12 Most Frequently Asked Questions 183
Index 207
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