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...
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....
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...
To remain competitive in their market, manufacturers must employ timely measurement of performance such as productivity and quality. A solution to this problem is the implementation of visual data-based information...
The ability to work effectively as a member of a team has always been an integral component of a manufacturing engineering professional's skill set, but never more so than now. Incorporation of practices such as lean...
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