Saturday, June 22, 2019

Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board

Principles of Industrial Engineering

Paper Available Online - Free Download
Proceedings - 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference

Industrial engineering Principles, Methods Tools and Techniques

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan

The plans are liked by hundreds of professional industrial engineers in the Linked communities of industrial engineering

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

June - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan  (Industrial Engineering Fundamentals)


Data-Driven Productivity

26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA May 7-9, 2019
Edited by John W. Sutherland, Steven J. Skerlos, Fu Zhao
Volume 80,
Pages 1-774 (2019), Open Access Papers

Boom Lift

Productivity Improving - Cost Reducing 3PL Solutions from Mahindra Logistics Ltd.

MAHINDRA LOGISTICS leading the way with asset-light integrated supply-chain solutions
May 23, 2019
Interview with Sushil Rathi, COO, MLL, PGDIE(NITIE)

Third-Party Logistics or 3PL concept has actually originated from the automotive sector. 3PL services now include shipping the components to the manufacturing plant, storing them, getting them to the assembly line and finally taking the end product to the market. Now a typical automobile plant’s job is to assemble the vehicle. All sub-assemblies and components  comes from the suppliers. It is the logistics partner who brings all required sub-assemblies and components to the assembly line. This makes logistics one of the key function areas in automotive industry today. To cater to auto sector, MLL made Auto & Engineering (A&E) as one integrated business vertical. It provides value-added services with many innovations and a unique approach that emphasizes service and productivity (total cost reduction). It offers many value-added services like multi-modal transportation, warehousing solutions, stores and linefeed services, yard management, large contractual workforce management, just-in-time services, aftermarket logistics, return logistics, layout and process design support.

One Innovation explained in detail:

Final Assembly of tractors at stock-yards. 

Instead of moving fully-built 5-6 tractors, components like tires, wheels, chimneys and other large components are transported separately to the stockyards. More tractors in SKD format are transported per vehicle and final assembly is done at the stockyard. This process redesign helped bring the logistics cost down for the customer.   They are also able to deliver to their customers faster.

Bundle Redesign to increase Truck Space Utilization

Suggested to the client  to reduce the size of their TMT bars’ bundle size so as to accommodate more packets in the new higher load truck, reducing the cost of logistics by 10% which can be passed on to the end customers.

MLL serves over 350 corporate customers across various industries like Automobile, Engineering, Consumer Goods and E-commerce. It has  a set of 40 engineers working on the solutions and the processes. Automation is an important area for innovation.

We have to improve our work habits, productivity levels to compete with China: NR Narayana Murthy

How a High Tech Electronics Company Saved Millions by Attacking their Mechanical Spend
The aPriori Customer profiled in this Case Study is in the High Tech Electronics (HTE) industry vertical, and focuses on the design and manufacture of networking equipment, servers and switches.

ASM International enhances ALD productivity with new 300 mm XP8 Quad Chamber Module

ASM International enhances ALD productivity with new very competetive 300 mm XP8 Quad Chamber Module providing:
High productivity platform for PEALD and PECVD Processing of up to 16 wafers at a time.
The XP8 architecture enables integrated processing using both DCMs and QCMs for flexibility and productivity optimization.

Agile Velocity Is Not a Measure of Productivity
Posted On March 18, 2019  By Lean Agile Training

Book Series "Increasing Productivity in Software Development"

3D printer that prints solid, 100% dense, precise, and strong metal objects


3D Printing process: Selective Powder Deposition (SPD)

Build volume: about 285x240x97mm (or any custom size)

Pourer diameter: 1mm, 2mm (or any custom size)

Layer height: 0.1 to 1.0mm (user configurable in GUI)

Min width of a detail: one pourer diameter

Min height of a detail: one layer height

Powders cost: $2 to $16 per kg.

To meet the growing demand, we are starting to look for business partners who would manufacture and sell the printers under their own brand name. We will provide the manufacturing files, the controller board with the firmware, and the iro_ui slicer software. The printers shall have a label, saying "Licensed by". Contact us for the details.


What metals are supported?
The printer itself is material agnostic, and can pour any powder that flows though a small hole. In theory, SPD should work with any metal combinations where the infill metal has lower melting temperature than the powder. But different metals might require different baking temperatures and different fluxes. In theory, for not-very-reactive metals, such as iron, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, manganese, cobalt, tungsten, palladium, cadmium, silver, gold, platinum - we can use coke (carbon) as a flux. So far, we have tried carbon steel, brass , bronze, copper-iron, and copper-nickel. For other alloys, which contain silicon, aluminum, chromium, vanadium, magnesium, or titanium - a different flux should be used. Suggestions are welcome.

What's the shrinkage?
There is no shrinkage. The metal powder is not sintered, but infused with infill metal. So, the size and shape is preserved.

What's the print time?
Print time very much depends on the size and complexity of the object. Rough average would be about 24 hours.

Is there any post-processing required?
Yes. After filling the crucible with the powders, you would need to bake it in a kiln.

What's the baking temperature?
The baking temperature must be in-between melting temperatures of the infill metal and the metal powder. Pure copper infill metal melts at 1084°C. Pure iron powder melts at 1538°C. So, to print with copper-iron the temperature must be between 1084°C and 1538°C. For example 1184°C. For carbon steel, the melting temperature of the infill metal depends on the carbon content. There are many resources on the Internet that assist with calculation of melting temperatures of different alloys. For example this one: this one. For example, for carbon steel infill metal with 4.3% carbon, the baking temperature must be between 1147°C and 1538°C. For example 1250°C. The carbon content of the resulting 3D print is the proportional average of the carbon content of the powder and the infill. For example, with iron powder with apparent density of 3 g/cm3, and infill metal with 4.3% carbon, the carbon content of the resulting 3D print would be around 2.6%

What's the baking hold time?
The hold time should be sufficient for the heat to get to the middle of the crucible and melt the infill metal. The minimum hold time depends on the size and thermal conductivity of the crucible, the mass, and the difference between the melting temperature of the infill metal and your baking temperature. For copper-iron or copper-nickel, with baking temperature of 1184°C, and the crucible shown in the video, the hold time of 2 hours was sufficient.

What kind of kiln is required?
For copper infill metal, your kiln should be able to go above the copper melting temperature, which is 1084°C, so most pottery kilns would work. A kiln with programmable digital controller is preferred, because it can be programmed to go slowly though quarts inversion temperature, which is useful if you use a clay crucible. A new pottery kiln might cost you about $1000. A used one you might find for a few hundred dollars on Craig's List, if you look for a while. For carbon steel the minimum required temperature would depend on the carbon content, from 1147°C to 1538°C.

How can I buy the printer? How much does it cost?
You can order the printer by email. The standard size costs $5000 plus shipping. (On June 1st, 2019, the price will go up to $6000.) The price of a custom size printer depends on the size. It's likely that in the near future we'll have a second standard size with print volume of 610x610x380 mm.

Where can I buy the consumables? (metal powders, support powders, infill metal, and crucibles)
You can buy consumables from 3rd parties. The powders should be able to flow though 0.9mm hole. For that, they should be spherical enough, and have particle size of about 50-150 microns. The powders and the infill metal shouldn't have too many impurities. For example, oxygen cause babbles in the printed object. The crucibles should be able to withstand the baking temperature. It's probably better to buy consumables specifically intended for SPD process. We prefer consumables from - please contact them directly. Their phone number is on their home page.

What are the practical applications for SPD?
There are many. One is to print molds in tool steel (for plastic injection molding) with conformal cooling channels. Another, is to print large objects, like a car engine block, or even huge once, like a vault door.

Management Process Industrial Engineering - Part 1



Interesting Google Book Links

IE as CEO - Panel Discussion

Purdue Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering 4.0 - IE in the Era of Industry 4.0

Industrial Engineering 4.0

Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Engineering

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Management

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan

The plans are liked by hundreds of professional industrial engineers in the Linked communities of industrial engineering

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December


Technology and Manufacturing News

Design for Manufacture MArch Degree
This programme teaches students how to place their design skills in the context of fast-evolving developments in construction, fabrication, assembly and automation.

Special Issue "Sustainable Industrial Engineering along Product-Service Life Cycle/Supply Chain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

The practical application of the principles of industrial ... Society of industrial engineers. - 1920

Corporate Author: Society of industrial engineers.
Published: [Chicago, The Frederick H. Jaenicken co., printers, 1920]
Full book available for reading

Engineering Management 2005

A suitable employment for industrial engineers

Cost Excellence & Productivity Manager (OFS),-TX/

McKinsey Article
Zero-based productivity: Going granular and end-to-end across the supply chain
March 2019

CIM Courses @ PSU

Advances in Mechanical Engineering
0.848 Impact Factor
Table of Contents
Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2019

Industrial Engineer
The Boeing Company

Date posted 03/13/2019
Location Huntsville Alabama United States

Position Responsibilities:

Supporting product and process design teams throughout all phases of product life-cycle

Applying basic Industrial Engineering concepts, techniques, analysis and decision tools to promote and implement changes in manufacturing, engineering and service operations.

Developing models, data bases and spreadsheets to analyze data (e.g., statistics, operations research, engineering economics), and provide summary analysis and metrics as directed by higher level employees for consultation to customers (e.g., management, departments, suppliers).

Applying basic industrial engineering techniques and concepts to product and process design teams throughout all phases of product life-cycle, resulting in a robust product design and work statement that meets program requirements.

Research, design, develop, improve, and implement processes as directed to enhance schedule performance, lower cost, and improve quality, through the application of Lean and other Industrial Engineering concepts for large scale systems integration and asset utilization.

Utilize engineering methods (e.g., mathematical models, simulation, statistics) to assist in developing optimal process designs and efficient utilization of resources (e.g., facilities, personnel, materials, equipment) in the creation and validation of products.

Analyze and support the design of the value stream, including capability, capacity (e.g., make/buy, supplier selection, risk analysis, supplier performance), throughput, work flow and logistics (e.g., critical path, lead-time, transportation, factory layout).

A suitable employment for industrial engineers

Cost Excellence & Productivity Manager (OFS),-TX/

McKinsey Article
Zero-based productivity: Going granular and end-to-end across the supply chain
March 2019

Process Line Productivity - Benefit from New Innovations

Labor Productivity and Costs
US Department of Labor Page
Labor productivity is a measure of economic performance that compares the amount of goods and services produced (output) with the number of hours worked to produce those goods and services. The BLS also publishes measures of multifactor productivity.
Read: Productivity in Transit: A New Measure of Labor Productivity for Urban Transit Systems

Driving Productivity Growth Through Innovation in High Value Manufacturing
With leadership from two of the N8 universities, Sheffield City Region and the Lancaster Local Enterprise Partnership area have collaborated to produce a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) describing the regions strengths in High Value Manufacturing.

This vision, of a “Northern Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Corridor”, will drive productivity and innovation by bringing together existing and emerging capital assets and research programmes.

Metal Printing - 100 Times Faster

Desktop Metal plans to sell two different types of machines: a relatively inexpensive “desktop” model suitable for designers and engineers fabricating prototypes, and the other  that is fast and large enough for manufacturing on commercial scale. Several innovations facilitate the development of these machines based on  Sachs’s original invention and  the development of very high-speed ink-jet printing for depositing the binder. Successively printing about 1,500 layers, each 50 micrometers thick and deposited in a few seconds, the production-scale printer can build up a 500-cubic-inch part in an hour. That’s about 100 times faster than a laser-based 3-D printer can make metal parts.


Manufacturing Engineering Process Control Automation
November 2018 Issue

Additive Hybrid Machine Tool Advancements Springing Up
October 16, 2018 by Robb Hudson - CEO, Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc.

Improvement Is Not Optional - It is done periodically per a schedule

No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.

 Peter Zelinski
Article Post: 9/1/2014

Workholding’s Clever New Concepts: Part II
May 1, 2007 by Robert B. Aronson - Senior Editor
Don’t overlook this path to productivity

Automatic magazine bar feeders
For those turning parts from barstock, automatic magazine bar feeders can provide an affordable way to achieve manufacturing efficiency.

Zero Base Budgeting for Productivity - McKinsey July/August 2018 Articles

Call for Productivity Improvement by CEO - Boeing

Free Issue of IJPR with articles on Smart Manufacturing

January 2018

PRONTO Quick Jaw Change System for productivity



Robots manufacturing  shoe uppers 20 times faster than humans.

Using the Grabit robotic system’s electroadhesion technology, Nike is able to manufacture its shoe uppers 20 times faster than humans.
January 24, 2018

Benefits Of an Industry 4.0 CMMS

Reducing maintenance costs
Reducing asset downtime and asset failure

Top-10 Inspiring TED Talks: Productivity, Creativity and Balance

Productivity Improvement Using AI, Robots and Lidar

Doxel's  business is making construction cheaper, and their method  is combining massive amounts of data with deep-learning techniques.

 Using autonomous robots equipped with lidar, Doxel scans construction sites every day to track progress and check that things have been installed correctly.  In a recent pilot study on a medical office building, Doxel says it managed to increase labor productivity on the project by a staggering 38 percent.



What is Azure Cost Management?

How to Build a Motion-Sensored IoT ''Smart'' Pumpkin


December 2017

Innovative, High Productivity Fiber Laser Tube Cutting

TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber laser tube cutting machine from TRUMPF is the world’s first tube cutting machine with a solid-state laser to eliminate the need for a fully enclosed housing, making it quick and easy to load individual tubes and profiles or to remove finished parts while the machine is in operation.
December 30, 2017

TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber laser tube cutting machine is one more example of Product Productivity Engineering

It's time to select new leaders for IISE board for future

Measuring and Improving Productivity: A New Quantitative Approach
By Radovilsky, Zinovy D.; Gotcher, J. William
Industrial Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, May/June 1992

a. What are the factors that affect productivity?

b. How do we measure these factors?

c. What is the appropriate approach to analyze these factors?

d. What is the model that can be used for predicting productivity growth while varying the factors' values?

We attempted to analyze productivity in connection with losses which occurred during the production process.

Select Bibliography on Productivity
Quantitative Techniques in Production and Productivity
By D. Thakur

November 2017

“Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” - Productivity Week Theme - India 2018

Productivity Solutions - Franklin Covey - Personal Improvement

Productivity Research Network
NUS Business School

Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster, United Kingdom

Productivity Features of New Ford Truck

October 2017

Four theories to explain the UK’s productivity woes

What is productivity? And why does it matter that it is falling again?
What does this mean for ordinary people? Why should it concern us (UK Economy)? And what can we do about it?

September 2017

Boosting productivity - Research identifies small changes that lead to big improvements in performance
By Heather Stringer
September 2017, Vol 48, No. 8

Productivity in the UK - Research Brief for Parliament
September 20, 2017

July 2017

Functions of Industrial Engineering

June 2017

A good description and discussion on Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering and combining the two in practice.
Chapter 1 of  Handbook of |Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition, Ed. by Adedeji Badiru.

The First 50 Years of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan: 1955–2005
Don B. Chaffin;view=fulltext

Top 20 Personal Productivity Blogs

10 Must-Follow Productivity Gurus and Their Top Tips

May 2017

Principles of Industrial Engineering Presented in IISE Conference



OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2017
You can download the full statistics and content.

April 2017

Productivity of Government Activities - McKinsey Report

"If all countries were to match the productivity improvements already demonstrated in government activities, the world’s governments could potentially save as much as $3.5 trillion a year by 2021—equivalent to the entire global fiscal gap."

Gone with the Headwinds : Global Productivity

IMF Staff Discussion Notes No. 17/04
Author/Editor:Gustavo Adler ; Romain A Duval ; Davide Furceri ; Sinem Kiliç Çelik ; Ksenia Koloskova ; Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro Publication Date: April 3, 2017 Electronic Access:Free Full Text (PDF file size is 1736 KB)

Productivity growth—the key driver of living standards—fell sharply following the global financial crisis and has remained sluggish since, adding to a slowdown already in train before. Building on new research, this note finds that the productivity slowdown reflects both crisis legacies and structural headwinds.

March 2017

Understanding US productivity trends from the bottom-up
Joseph Parilla and Mark Muro, 2017

Productivity remains a critical source of prosperity.  Since 2004, productivity has been expanding at its slowest clip in the post-war era. Its causes—from declining breakthroughs in major technologies, to inefficiencies in major sectors like education, healthcare, and housing, to simply a mismeasurement issue—remain the subject of much debate.

March 2017

THE COMING PRODUCTIVITY BOOM: Transforming the Physical Economy with Information


December 2016

CEOs recognize the importance of Productivity

At the leadership level, executives of US manufacturers clearly recognize the importance of productivity. In a recent BCG study, more than 90% of the executives surveyed cited productivity as one of their top five most important corporate initiatives.
Productivity Now: A Call to Action for US Manufacturers, BCG Persepctives
DECEMBER 14, 2016

The Power of Productivity: An Assessment of UK Firms and Factors Contributing to
Productivity Enhancement
Dr Alexander Grous
London School of Economics and Political Science, December, 2016

November 2016

See entire issue of Journal of Industrial Engineering Sep - Oct 1964 for role of IEs in various types of organizations.

August 2016

Productivity as the key to economic growth and development (English)

June 2016

UK Government's Productivity Plan Review 2015-16

Investment Association UK's Productivity Plan 2016

Boosting competitiveness, managing costs and reducing emissions

Links between weak investment and the slowdown in productivity and potential output growth across the OECD
Patrice Ollivaud, Yvan Guillemette, David Turner - OECD, France
08 June 2016

May 2016

US productivity slips for first time in three decades
Prospect of wage stagnation
MAY 26, 2016

April 2016

Why Has the Cyclicality of Productivity Changed?
What Does It Mean?

Industrial Engineers – Improving Processes for More Efficiency

by Brian Rooney
October 20, 2015
Interesting writeup

Workshop Presentations on Benchmarking Project Efficiency, 30.01.2015

Center for Productivity Innovation
UT Knoxville

News on Industrial Engineering in Africa


Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

In months after June the articles prescribed have to be modified as a new scheme is started in 2015.

July 2015
New Metal Property reduces cutting force by half and speeds machining - Industrial engineering faculty of Purdue involved in research on machining,-eerie-effect-may-lead-to-manufacturing-advances.html

June 2015

Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications 2015
Mitsuo Gen, Kuinam J Kim, Xiaoxia Huang
Springer, Jan 1, 2015 - 1085 pages
This volume provides a complete record of presentations made at "Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications 2015 "(ICIMSA 2015), and provides the reader with a snapshot of current knowledge and state-of-the-art results in industrial engineering, management science and applications. The goal of ICIMSA is to provide an excellent international forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to share cutting-edge developments in the field and to exchange and distribute the latest research and theories from the international community. The conference is held every year, making it an ideal platform for people to share their views and experiences in industrial engineering, management science and applications related fields.

IIE Transations - Index to All Volumes

D.R. Towill P. Childerhouse, (2011),"Industrial engineering priorities for improved demand chain
performance", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 Iss 3 pp. 202 -
Permanent link to this document:

IE Course Notes by Prof Sam ADEJUYIGBE

(With special reference to Power Projects Construction)
Dr. B. Kuberudu, , Ch.Sreenivasa Rao , and  B.Sridhar
International Journal of Advanced Technology in Engineering and Science
Volume No 03, Special Issue No. 01, March 2015

ARGON has developped a service that allows for very fast scanning of fuel tanks with immediate feedback for adjusting the cooling fixture. The procedure has saved TI Lokeren (Belgium) up to 80% in time and material cost for the process approval for a Volvo fuel tank. Additionally the total geometry of the fuel tank is captured so no areas are overlooked.

"Thanks to ARGON we have significantly decreased our costs and increased the dimensional quality of our products" says Michel De Clercq, Industrial Engineering Manager of TI Automotive Lokeren.

A New Curriculum for Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management for BS and MS Degrees
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 102, 22 November 2013, Pages 560–567
6th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2012)

Comparing Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering programs;jsessionid=mnzrqmht8zf6?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A%2Fsearch%2Fconference%2F21%2FAC%25201997Paper137.pdf&index=conference_papers&space=129746797203605791716676178&type=application%2Fpdf&charset=

May 2015

Recent Advances in Industrial Engineering - Articles - Springer Collection

Articles on Lean Manufactuing and Product Development by S. Vinodh, NIT Trichy

March 2015

IEOM International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, September 10-11, 2015, Orlando, USA

What is Operational Excellence in Manufacturing and Supply Chain?

November 2014

Industrial Engineering Strategy  -  Companies have define their industrial engineering strategy. Do they intend to benefit from it? By how amount? Through what organization structure? How many industrial engineers will they employ? What tools they will emphasize? What are the bottle neck areas in the plant? etc.

Faculty Directory of IE Faculty Members

Compiling a directory of faculty members in top IE programs and institutes. This is the first step to compile research output in the area of IE in recent years.

Industrial Engineering Professors - Faculty - Top IE Programs and Institutes

July 2014
July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

19 June 2014

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014

A division of Aldevron, a biotech company has invited researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison to study its processes and improve the speed. The normal focus in biotech companies is to make efforts to improve yield.

26 Feb

New Lessons from Toyota - 2014 

Deryl Sturdevant,  Retired as president and CEO of Canadian Autoparts Toyota (CAPTIN)
The two pillars of the Toyota Production System are the philosophy of continuous improvement (kaizen) and training, skilling  and empowerment for people, particularly line workers. Involvement of line workers in improvement activities in a systematic manner rather than in a sporadic manner through suggestions schemes is a special feature of TPS. The line management is responsible for improvement on a continuous basis apart from the staff help. It is an American idea implemented very well in Japan.  Evaluation tools keep upgrading the bar every year in Toyota.

Rank-and-file workers know far more any particular tool than do executives. The job of executives is to understand how all the tools combine to make an effective and efficient system.

For creating any change, you need knowledge and passion. With lean journey also it is the same. You need knowledge and passion.

SMED activity is still going on in Toyota. In making an aluminum-alloy wheel five years ago, changeover required about four or five hours. But now, the process was modified so that the changeover time is down to less than an hour.

One of the basic Toyota approaches: Try and perfect any improvement before you recommend implementing it elsewhere. But once again as a principle, perfection is a moving target.

The Lean System of Motivation

Bringing lean thinking to energy
Beset by rising costs, resource-intensive manufacturers are applying lean-management thinking in new ways to reduce the amount of energy used in production, to increase resource productivity—or both.
McKinsey Article - Feb 2014

The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization

21 Feb

Industrial Engineering - Productivity Enhancing Technology Development

1000th Published Post in Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center Blog
What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineering.
Technology is a subsystem in the Systems made efficient by industrial engineers. Hence creating efficient technology or more productive technology is a task of industrial engineering

19 Feb 2014

The Productivity Manual: Methods and Activities for Involving Employees in Productivity Improvement

Elizabeth A. Smith, Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
Managers and supervisors will appreciate the manual's straightfoward, problem-solving approach. Trainers will benefit from the quantitive and qualitive techniques for measuring, analyzing, and reporting organizational and personnel achievements.
Google Book Link

PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan

PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan from 2015 through 2019 will result in cost savings of $1 billion a year, About 40 percent  will come from labor cuts. Under the plan, PepsiCo will increase investment in manufacturing automation, close some manufacturing facilities, reengineer its distribution network in developed markets to be more efficient, share more back-office services, and simplify organization.
Productivity at the company hasn’t kept pace with sales growth. There are opportunities because of previous investments made in information systems, to make supply chain more efficient and go-to-market systems more efficient.
PepsiCo employed 278,000 employees in fiscal 2012, down from 297,000 a year earlier.

UK's Productivity’s Lost Decade – And How To Avoid Another
Strong GDP and employment growth throughout 2013 has highlighted productivity’s continued weakness. At the onset of the recession in Q1 2008, productivity initially fell. However, it has not recovered and remains 4% below the pre-crisis peak on an output per hour basis. Productivity has now fallen back to where it was in Q4 2005. Without improvements, we will have lived through almost a decade of stagnant productivity.

Getting Lean with Your Healthcare Practice:
Five Tips for Improving Provider Productivity with an EHR
EHR - Electronic Health Records

Introduction to Software Productivity
Galorath Incorporated
2010 presentation

Book Review: Growing the Productivity of Government Services by Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera
In this book Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera ask why government productivity has been so neglected in the study of economics and public management. Chapters cover customs regulation, tax services, and the need to embrace digital change, and the book concludes with some clear and practical advice.

12 Feb 2014

Productivity Day in India

It is important to study carefully the definition of management by Koontz and O'Donnell

"Management is the process of designing and maintaining an environment in which individuals, working together in groups, efficiently accomplish selected aims."

Also they say in the chapter on productivity,

"In reality this entire book on management is about productivity."

Are management professionals and professors following that idea?



 THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE Solutions from COMPANIES IN PRODUCTIVITY Improvement of people in general

NitroDesk Announces Cockpit Mobile Productivity Management Solution
Cockpit allows for management of TouchDown corporate data container

Committed to sustainable productivity
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. We serve customers in more than 180 countries with products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.

Photoshop Keyboard Eliminates Shortcuts For Increased Productivity
The Shortcut-S is a computer keyboard created specifically for designers that use Photoshop and other graphics and video software. The keyboard has 319 tactile keys that are customizable.!vr6Gl

9 Feb 2014

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity

What is Lean Management?

Lean Management is management with simultaneous emphasis on customer satisfaction or goal achievement and productivity or resource consumption.

Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries

Published: February 24, 2010 by Productivity Press Content:346 Pages |
Author(s):Raymond C. Floyd

Forth International Productivity Cartoon Festival: 

No. 164, 6th Boostan St., Opposite White Tower ( Burj-e-Sefid) , Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran.,-iran-2014

The programme is a collaboration between BCA Academy and The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL).  It caters to the specific needs of the contractors and builders in managing construction productivity. The course will be conducted over 12 sessions.  Each session will last for 3 hours in the evening, once a week.

Wide range of connectors with molded-on control cables, guarantees high productivity for your machines and systems, even in the most rugged conditions.

Designed for harsh environments, especially "no-contact" zones in the food industry, the new generation of connectors supplements the proven connectors of the M12 Food & Beverage Classic Line.

Labour Productivity in Coal Mining Sector in India: With Special to Major Coal Mining
The production of coal has increased from 35 million tons in 1951 to 409.3 million tons in 2004. At the same time, the Average Daily Employment (ADE) has increased from 352 thousand in 1951 to 405 thousand in 2004.

Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) is an easy-to-use, comprehensive content development, deployment and maintenance platform designed to increase project, programme and user productivity. With over 4 million users globally, it features out-of-the-box integration with core systems and the ability to support any application.

Productivity & Efficiency at Forefront of LexisNexis at LegalTech New York 2014
Portfolio of integrated analytical, workflow and productivity solutions drives insights and better outcomes for law firms and legal departments
“Driving efficiency and productivity is at the core of our business,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Research & Litigation Solutions at LexisNexis.

Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective
80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France in August 2014

German firm to train farmers in productivity in Uganda

The National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM)
conducts transportation related research in the areas of safety, state-of-good-repair, and economic competitiveness. NCTSPM is a collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Transportation Institute, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and each university’s state Department of Transportation.

Port productivity: Handling freight more efficiently
February 5, 2014|By Doreen Hemlock, Sun Sentinel
Some 140 port experts from around the nation met in Fort Lauderdale this week to discuss ways to boost port productivity in a conference.

Productivity Improvement - Manufacturing Process Improvement Consulting by Maverick
As your productivity improvement consultant, MAVERICK begins by evaluating the current state of your operations regarding man, machine, material and methods — lean manufacturing’s 4M perspective on improving production processes. Then we compare benchmark findings with best-in-class operations and help you close the gaps. Because we are able to leverage the experience of 500 professionals working across the country — noting what works and what doesn’t — we’re able to incorporate best practices that might not be obvious otherwise.
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The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

Published: September 16, 2013 by Productivity Press Content:151 Pages
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5 Feb 2014

2014 Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference

The Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA) in the School of Economics at The University of Queensland is pleased to invite you to attend the 10th Asia Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) from 8 -11 July 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
Conference Dates: Jul 8, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: Feb 15, 2014
Deadline for participant registration: Thursday, May 15, 2014
The conference will consist of theoretical and applied sessions, as well as special-focus sessions targeting specific industries and topics. This will include topics on efficiency and productivity in industries such as the banking and energy sectors, regulated industries, agriculture, USA productivity, EU and APEC productivity, Asia-KLEMS and many more.

Heidelberg India fixing productivity with maintenance tips
Heidelberg India hosted a seminar on key maintenance and advanced trouble shooting techniques in sheetfed offset printing in Kochi.
Haribabu, head of customer service at Heidelberg addressed the audience on activities required for a print-shop, and how such efforts promote best results in print production through his presentation on ‘benefits of maintenance’.,heidelberg-india-fixing-productivity-with-maintenance-tips.aspx

Improving productivity and profitability
Maintenance can help American businesses avoid losing more than $500 billion every year to equipment breakdowns or inefficiencies.

Variable-speed drive gives Energy Savings + Productivity Improvements - ABB
 While there is a gradual improvement in those willing to invest in drives, there still remains some 90 percent of installed motors that are not speed controlled. A further 95 percent of the 11 million motors installed in the UK are oversized. Savings of more than 50 percent can be achieved by the use of a drive on these applications.

Global Total factor productivity (TFP) dipped below zero in 2013

Total factor productivity (TFP), that is, how well labour inputs combine with capital inputs to generate output, was also low, dipping below zero in 2013

DAVE: a tool for software QA productivity
DAVE stands for DAta VErification. The way it works is rather simple: first, the user chooses the environments (dev, test or prod). Second, they enter either the email address or the order key/id of the customer they’re trying to verify and press the Submit button


. It adopted and integrated lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles into its culture and work processes. During this journey, it was determined that SFI's welding operations at its Memphis plant needed to be radically revamped and updated.

SFI's welders have been using the Lincoln Power Wave® machines and Power Feed™ wire feeders for nearly a year now and have seen a consistent 15-percent productivity gain.

4 February 2014

Professionalism in precision sheet metal manufacturing
A commitment to reducing waste and making key investments helps DeWys Manufacturing earn The FABRICATOR’s 2014 Industry Award

The Powermax125, a professional-grade plasma metal cutting and gouging system, that works as hard as you do. With the maximum power and performance for air plasma in our line, the Powermax125 severs 57 mm (2-1/4") thick metals at 125 mm/min (5 ipm). With 100% duty cycle and Powermax reliability, it is ready for the most demanding cutting and gouging jobs.

Increasing Marketing Productivity and ROI with Tealium iQ - Case Study

The McKinsey Infrastructure and Capital Productivity Academy (MICA)

Productivity and Efficiency of Groundnut Farming in Northern Taraba State, Nigeria
G.B. Taphee, A.A.U. Jongur

The Construction Productivity Handbook

Textura-PQM Software Helps Subcontractors Improve Efficiency and Enhance Productivity

Improving productivity, efficiency and safety through automation and reliable communication infrastructure Editor | February 3, 2014

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