How to Plan and Implement POLCA: A Material Control System for High-Variety or Custom-Engineered Products
In today's marketplace there is increasing demand for customized products, either through customers selecting from a large menu of options, or even through companies custom-engineering products for individual customers....
The purpose of this paper is to walk you through a step by step practical process of implementing RFID for your application. The process addresses technical issues, benefits, return of investment (ROI) and future...
This article gives an overview of the QRM strategy, which focuses on lead time reduction throughout the enterprise. The authors also explain why lean manufacturing strategies of flow, takt time and pull don't work well...
In Review of Educational Research, published by the National Institute for Science Education of Madison, Wisconsin, Springer, Stanne & Donovan report on a metaanalysis conducted during 1998-1999. In their paper entitled...
A capstone course in manufacturing engineering has been offered to undergraduates majoring in manufacturing engineering at Texas State University for four years. In this course students experience all aspects of the...
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