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Title The transition to agile manufacturing : staying flexible for competitive advantage / Joseph C. Montgomery, Lawrence O. Levine, editors.

Published Milwaukee, Wis. : ASQC Quality Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  658.5 TRAN {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Agile Production System / Joseph C. Montgomery -- Ch. 2. Managing Systemwide Change / Joseph C. Montgomery -- Ch. 3. Creating New Systems / Lawrence O. Levine -- Ch. 4. Integrated Work Process Redesign / Monty L. Carson -- Ch. 5. Agile Practices / Cody J. Hostick -- Ch. 6. Implementing Technology to Enhance Agility / Lawrence O. Levine and Brian K. Paul -- Ch. 7. Strategic Direction / Russ E. Rhoads -- Ch. 8. Performance Measures / Joseph C. Montgomery and David J. Lemak -- Ch. 9. Creating the Learning Factory / Linda R. Pond -- Ch. 10. Management in the Agile Organization / Jennifer Macaulay -- Appendix A. Author Biographies -- Appendix B. List of MEP Centers.
Summary In The Transition to Agile Manufacturing, experts from Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories describe how manufacturing companies can quickly mobilize their resources to gain a competitive edge. Discover how agile manufacturing can rapidly develop new products and produce fast and flexible responses to customer needs. Practical tips on organizational alignment and agility are offered in down-to-earth terms. Beneficial for all organizations, this low-cost approach to agile manufacturing is especially helpful for small to mid-sized manufacturers with limited resources. Packed with more than 40 figures and tables, this book provides practical tips on how to get started and how to avoid potential pitfalls. The Transition to Agile Manufacturing applies proven techniques and practices to help you increase flexibility, reduce cycle times, and introduce new products more quickly as you speed past the competition.
Other author Montgomery, Joseph C.
Levine, Lawrence O., 1954-
Subject Flexible manufacturing systems.
Production engineering.
Industrial management.
ISBN 0873893476 (acid-free paper)