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Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools. What Tool? When?

  • ID: 1763243
  • Book
  • January 2007
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools offers an easy-to-read and comprehensive review of the most important current industrial improvement tools that every manufacturing or industrial executive, operational manager or engineer needs to know, including which tool to use for a particular type of manufacturing situation.

But his book goes beyond a simple comparison of improvement tools to show how these tools can be implemented and supported. Instead, it offers a broader strategic explanation of how they relate to one another, and their relative strengths and weaknesses in the larger context of the entire enterprise. It demonstrates how to use these tools in an integrated way such that they are not just be viewed as another "program of the month” or management fad. Selecting the Right Manufacturing Improvement Tools guides the use of these individual management tools within the need for aligning the organization, developing leadership, and managing change, all for creating an environment where these tools will be more successfully applied.

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1. Introduction
2. Aligning the Organization
3. Innovation
4. Leadership and Teamwork
5. Managing Change
6. Business Level FMEA
7. Lean Manufacturing
8. Kaizen
9. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
10. Six Sigma
11. Supply Chain Management
12. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
13. Predictive Maintenance/Condition Monitoring
14. Root Cause Analysis
15. Closing; Appendices
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Ron Moore Ron Moore, P.E., Managing Partner, The RM Group, Inc.
Knoxville, TN.

Ron Moore, P.E., is the managing partner of The RM Group, Inc., and an internationally recognized authority on reliability, manufacturing, and maintenance strategies. He has also been president of Computational Systems, Inc., a supplier of instruments and software to manufacturing companies. Moore holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of New Haven and is conversational in Russian.
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