Manufacturing Papers

  • The Goal

    494 words, 2 pages

    Here are the principles behind the dramatic turnaround story in The Goal, in 885 words. Ready? Start counting now: The goal of a manufacturing organization is to make money. Jonah poses this as a question: "What is the goal?" and Rogo actually struggles with it for a day or two, but any manager or executive that can't answer that question without hesitation should be fired without hesitation. But then again, the goal isn't clear to everyone. One of the characters in the book, an accountant, responds to an offhand comment about the goal with a confused "The goal? You mean our objectives f

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    Quality

    5147 words, 21 pages

    CONNECTIVITY INNOVATION PRODUCTIVITY CULTURE EVOLUTION Helping Suppliers Automotive supplier Delphi launched the Quality Focus Supplier (QFS) initiative In 2003. This eight-step program is designed to encourage and enable suppliers to embrace a culture of zero defects and continuous improvement through an unrelenting focus on quality. The results to date have been impressive: a dramatic reduction in nonconforming parts, in problem cases, and in negative impacts to Delphi's facilities or to its customers. to Focus on By Bill Clark, John Chang, and Marcus Chao ays custoincrs

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    Mrp-toyota

    3012 words, 13 pages

    Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) Material requirements planning (MRP) is a computer-based inventory management system designed to assist production managers in scheduling and placing orders for dependent demand items. Dependent demand items are components of finished goods—such as raw materials, component parts, and subassemblies—for which the amount of inventory needed depends on the level of production of the final product. For example, in a plant that manufactured bicycles, dependent demand inventory items might include aluminum, tires, seats, and derailleurs. The first MRP syste

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    Mass Customization

    1423 words, 6 pages

    Mass customization, in marketing, manufacturing, and management, is the use of flexible computer-aided manufacturing systems to produce custom output. Those systems combine the low unit costs of mass production processes with the flexibility of individual customization. The concept of mass customization is attributed to Stan Davis in Future Perfect[1] and was defined by Tseng and Jiao (2001, p. 685) as "producing goods and services to meet individual customer's needs with near mass production efficiency". Kaplan and Haenlein (2006, pp. 168–182) concurred, calling it "a strategy that creates v

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    Malaysian Manufacturers

    2345 words, 10 pages

    THE IMPORTANCE AND CHALLENGES OF MANUFACTURING IN MALAYSIA Recently, manufacturing industries in Malaysia grow very rapidly if compared to previous decades. With the rapidly grow of manufacturing industries, the government has to play its role in order to ensure every aspect of current trading policies and regulatory to be obeyed. Other than that, this will ensure that the current trading and manufacturing environment in Malaysia to be peaceful yet globally competitive. In this report, a number of importance and challenges faced by manufacturing sector in Malaysia will be focused on. T

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    Lean

    5365 words, 22 pages

    Back to "Search By Author" Comparing lean and agile logistics strategies: a case study Ruth Banomyong* & Nucharee Supatn Thammasat Business School Thammasat University BANGKOK 10200, THAILAND Abstract The purpose of this paper is to compare the effect of lean and agile strategies on the manufacturing process of an aquarium manufacturer. Numerous studies has demonstrated the benefits of lean and agile strategies in enhancing the competitiveness of firms but none has really discussed or compared how performance differed when utilizing either strategies. Lean strategy can reduce, or even e

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    Riordan Virtual Organization

    1783 words, 8 pages

    Riordan Virtual Organization The Riordan Manufacturing Organization has recently redesigned its operational format. These changes will now be in need of new operational processes. It has been the charge of this work group to have an open discussion on the possible new design plans for this company and the pros and cons of each of these new options. San Jose has a license for a fully integrated Windows based ERP manufacturing, distribution and financial management software application specifically designed for plastics processors and process and assembly manufacturers. Michigan ha

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    Baxter

    305 words, 2 pages

    Baxter Key Issues Baxter Manufacturing Company is a world class parts manufacturer. BMC can produce efficiently large volumes of high quality stampings. Over the years there has be a rapid growth which has caused some problems. BMC had to turn away some existing customers because they could not handle so many orders. They did not have the capacity for it therefore loss many sales and customers who never returned. BMC decided they needed to invest to increase capacity. BMC used the just-in-time approach which meant they carried minimal inventories of raw materials and parts. This created a l

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