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Tolerances and Specs
Manufacturing Sequence and Process
Setup and Tools
Work DesignThe 9 Primary Approaches to Operation Analysis
Also consider: management and reward changes
As many as 25% of operations in American Industry can be eliminated.
Average payment transaction time: 27 sec
Coffee shop worker:
“Design for Manufacturing”
less expensive and better cooling
saved $0.13 per unit, $10,000 per year.
Keiretsu: (Japanese term) interlocking relationship between manufacturers and suppliers.
The best way to handle material is NOT to handle it.
Advantage: reduces travel time
Advantage: makes training easier.
Many of our remaining chapters focus on many different types of work design!
Chart out relationships between areas based on magnitude of material handling,
Establish space requirements,
Make activity relationship diagrams
Space relationship layout
Evaluate alternative layouts
Select best layout, plan installation.Muther’s (1973) Systematic Layout Process (SLP)
Goal: identify how to rearrange space to make it more effective for a task.
A performance parameter is whatever is important to the decision maker in the
“Goodness” score for each option i is Σ (importance weight j * performance score i j)
Performance score, where 4 = best, -1 = unacceptable
1. material handling,
3.6. Select the best layout for your purposes