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Two types of demand • Push • Pull • Which would you prefer to have as a manufacturer? • Why can that be tricky?
What is the traditional design method? • Each department produces its own design. • Eg, frame, • then engine, • then body, • then electrics, • then internal finish • Hopefully it will all fit
Quick response Manufacturing • Works to customer demand • Makes use of Just in Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management systems TQM • Makes extensive use of adaptable manufacturing cells • What are the advantages of this? • What can be a problem? • Why might it not work?
Concurrent manufacturing • Definition • existing, happening, or done at the same time • What does this mean for a production line? • An example • http://www.concurrentmfg.com/# • It is all about the design stage
Flexible manufacturing systems • http://www.technologystudent.com/prddes1/flexbl1.html • http://www.technologystudent.com/prddes1/flexbl2.html