The development of self-operating machines is the foundation of modern manufacturing. The current manufacturing environment is based on automation and smart machines that have the ability tomake things with a level of accuracy and consistency that humans cannot match. In order to maximize efficiency, engineers and managers need to change their outlooks, processes and stragegies and as a result, adopt new mthods and management systems. This book presents a brief history of manufacturing and the changes in the current manufacturing environenment. Topics covered include supply chain management, product streams, the role of automation in the supply chain, the relationships between machines and people in automated product streams, variation and quality control, statistical process control, the flow of information in a supply chain and, how we are affected by new technologies. Examples are used throughout to demonstrate each idea and process. A CD with lectures, slides, tutorials and dynamic models is included.Ford In the early twentieth century, Henry Ford and Alfred Sloan improved and expanded the system of mass ... In 1923 a Model T roadster sold for $360, a price reduced to combat the recession.13 Compare this to the average Ford factory- worker wage of $5 per ... A Ford Focus costs approximately $14, 000.15 With industrial factory wages in Detroit of $16.87 per hour, ... The model T was black, but you could paint it any color you wanted for a very small price in a local shop and addanbsp;...
|Title||:||Manufacturing in Real Time|
|Author||:||Gian F. Frontini, Scott Kennedy, Scott L. Kennedy|
|Publisher||:||Butterworth-Heinemann - 2003|