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High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing, 1/e

R. Michael Mahoney, Hewlett-Packard Company, Loveland, Colorado
Hewlett-Packard Professional Books

Published March, 1997 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)

Copyright 1997, 222 pp.
ISBN 0-13-255688-X

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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 issues.
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.

Table of Contents

    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 Curve.
      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 Skills.
          4. Multiple Constraint Synchronization (MCS).

            Strategic Capacity Planning. Modeling Operations. MCS Planning. MCS Lot Sequencing. Transfer Lot Sizing. Buffer Inventory.
            5. Performance Measurement.

              Change Paradigms. Education. Relevance. Metrics. Inventory Turnover. Productivity. Operations Performance. World Class.


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