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Lean for the process industries : dealing with complexity

Author: Peter L King
Publisher: New York : Productivity Press, 2009.
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Describes the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts to the process industries: sheet goods, fibers, architectural and automotive paints, food, beverage, plastics, synthetic rubber, batch  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L King
ISBN: 9781420078510 1420078518
OCLC Number: 458761950
Description: xxiii, 333 p. : ill
Contents: Introduction:Lean OverviewThe Process Industries: what makes them uniqueValue Stream Mapping the Process IndustriesThe Basics:Kaizen EventsThe 8 Wastes in the Process IndustriesSet-up reduction & SMEDTotal Productive MaintenanceVisual ManagementDealing with Complexity:Finding, managing, and improving BottlenecksCell design in the Process IndustriesProduction scheduling, production sequencing, production leveling: Product WheelsLead time improvementPostponement: Finish-to-OrderPull SystemsSupermarket designFixed interval replenishmentFixed quantity replenishmentManaging variability: Safety StockCreating the Future State MapThe importance of robust business processesAppendix: The Hypothetical Process description and data
Responsibility: Peter L. King.


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