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Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement - Ronald Blank - 2012 - Book Information




Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement - Ronald Blank - 2012

CRC Press, 06-Sep-2012 -  174 pages

The book starts with an overview of traditional productivity improvement methods. Subsequent chapters explain how different departments can affect productivity and describe what must be done to improve productivity. Supplies time-tested procedures for implementing cross-functional productivity actions that are applicable across a wide range of industries.

Includes many figures, illustrations, and tables that provide the technical information needed to implement sustainable productivity improvements

Readers will gain a clear understanding of exactly what to do and what not to do in all aspects of company operations to maximize productivity through a cross-functional approach. Furthermore, the book will enable companies to take better advantage of all that the ISO 9001 and similar systems have to offer by making best use of the interactions between the various elements of company operations.


Table of Contents

Basic Concepts

The Traditional Approach to Productivity Improvement
Efficiency and Lean Manufacturing
Material Flow
Ergonomics
Quality
Malpractice
Automation

Additional Considerations for the Cross-Functional Approach

Trainers and Training Methods
Effects of Purchasing Activities
Contract Review Technique
Internal Audits
Measuring Systems
Design Verification and Validation Activities
Effects of the Facility
Effects of Preventive Maintenance
Productivity and Human Resources
Employee Orientation
Policies and Procedures
Training
Compensation and Literacy Levels Workload
Employee Evaluation
Productivity and Your Quality Management System
PDCA Cycle
Quality Management System Issues
Calibration Issues
Sampling
Lack of Follow-Up on Corrective and Preventive
Actions
Productive Manufacturing
Work in Process
Effective versus Ineffective Statistical Process Control
Determining When and Where to Do SPC
Control Plans and PFMEAs
Starting SPC
Selecting SPC Personnel
When SPC Calls for Action
Handling, Storage, Packaging, and Preservation
Tooling and Equipment
Waste Prevention
Production Wastes
Support Activities Wastes
Productivity and Motivation
Employee Motivation
Goal Setting

Reliability of the Process and Manufacturing Equipment
Implementing Cross-Functional Productivity Improvement

Overcoming Resistance to Change
Glossary
Recommended Readings
Index

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