Covering the entire spectrum of manufacturing-related topics
from competitive strategies through performance measurements, the
goal of High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing is to develop the
manufacturing core competencies required to obtain a competitve advantage.
This book has both an immediate and long-term payoff.
Focuses on high-mix, low-volume manufacturing techniques,
integrating ideas from many sources.
Helps readers understand how flexible manufacturing can
provide sustainable competitive advantage, and introduces the fundamental
concepts, from just-in-time manufacturing to MRPII and advanced scheduling
Discusses how to account for the multiple cross-functioinal
relationships that impact flexible manufacturing, from lot-sizing
and inventory to complexity and quality issues.
Presents detailed coverage of multiple constraint synchronization,
planning and modeling.
List of Illustrations. Foreword. Preface.
1. High-Mix Manufacturing Competitive Strategy.
Building a Competitive Advantage. Strategic Degrees of Freedom.
Evolution to High-Mix Manufacturing. Strategic Cost Drivers. Agile
Manufacturing. Historical Heuristics. The Competitiveness Sigmoid
2. Critical Manufacturing Fundamentals.
Just-In-Time Manufacturing (JIT). Kanban. Theory of Constraints.
Available Capacity. Production System Types. Manufacturing Resource
Planning (MRP II). Scheduling. Test.
3. Cross-Functional Relationships.
Customer Order Dimensions. Lost Sizing Simulation. Inventory.
Responsiveness. Balancing Capacity. Flexibility. Complexity. Process
Quality Improvement. Product Costing. Work Measurement. Management
4. Multiple Constraint Synchronization (MCS).
Strategic Capacity Planning. Modeling Operations. MCS Planning.
MCS Lot Sequencing. Transfer Lot Sizing. Buffer Inventory.
5. Performance Measurement.