Factory Physics / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
After a brief introductory chapter, Factory Physics 3/e is divided into three parts: I – The Lessons of History; II – Factory Physics; and III – Principles in Practice. The scientific approach to manufacturing and supply chain management, developed in Part II, is unique to this text. No other text or professional book provides a rigorous, principles-based foundation for manufacturing management. The Third Edition offers tighter connections between Lean Manufacturing, MRP/ERP, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, and Factory Physics. In addition to enhancing the historical overview of how these systems evolved, the authors show explicitly how users can achieve Lean Manufacturing objectives (faster response, less inventory) using the integration aspects of MRP/ERP/SCM systems along with the variance analysis methods of Six Sigma. Factory Physics provides the overarching framework that coordinates all of these initiatives into a single-focused strategy.
|Publisher:||Waveland Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.70(d)|
Table of Contents
PART I: THE LESSONS OF HISTORY Chapter 1: Manufacturing in America Chapter 2: Inventory Control: From EOQ to RDP Chapter 3: The MRP Crusade Chapter 4: The JIT Revolution Chapter 5: What Went Wrong PART II: FACTORY PHYSICS Chapter 6: A Science of Manufacturing Chapter 7: Basic Factory Dynamics Chapter 8: Variability Basics Chapter 9: The Corrupting Influence of Variability Chapter 10: Push and Pull Production Systems Chapter 11: The Human Element in Operations Management Chapter 12: Total Quality Manufacturing PART III: PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE Chapter 13: A Pull Planning Framework Chapter 14: Shop Floor Control Chapter 15: Production Scheduling Chapter 16: Aggregate and Workforce Planning Chapter 17: Supply Chain Management Chapter 18: Capacity Management Chapter 19: Synthesis-Pulling It All Together