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

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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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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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