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Lean for the process industries : dealing with complexity

Author: Peter L King
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
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This text describes the application of Lean manufacturing concepts to the process industries: sheet goods, fibers, architectural and automotive paints, food, beverage, plastics, synthetic rubber, batch chemicals, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, Peter L.
Lean for the process industries.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)745176712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L King
ISBN: 9781420078510 1420078518
OCLC Number: 289095889
Notes: "A Productivity Press book."
Description: xxiii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Lean and the process industries --
Lean overview : principles and truths --
Distinguishing characteristics of process industry manufacturing --
The seven (or eight, or nine) wastes in the process industries --
Part II Seeing the waste --
Value stream mapping the process industries --
Reading and analyzing the current state value stream map --
Part III Lean tools needing little modification --
Total productive maintenance --
Setup reduction and SMED --
Visual management --
Kaizen events --
Part IV Lean tools needing a different approach --
Finding, managing, and improving bottlenecks --
Cellular manufacturing in the process industries --
Product wheels : production scheduling, production sequencing, production leveling --
Postponement in the process industries : finish to order --
Pull replenishment systems --
Supermarket design --
The importance of leadership and robust business processes --
Part V Appendices.
Responsibility: Peter L. King.
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