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New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Lean production for competitive advantage : a comprehensive guide to lean methodologies and management practices
Author: Nicholas, John M.
Call number: TS155.N598P
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Synopsis:
The Lean concepts and principles described in this book have revolutionized manufacturing practice and business conduct in a manner similar to what Henry Ford’s system did for mass manufacturing. Lean production however, involves much more than the adoption of methods and procedures, it requires a change in management philosophy that emphasizes relationship building, trust, and responsibility being conferred to frontline workers and suppliers.
Based on three decades of teaching experience, Lean Production for a Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practicesintroduces the Lean philosophy and illustrates the effective application of Lean tools with real-world case studies. From fundamental concepts to integrated planning and control in pull production and the supply chain, the text provides a complete introduction to Lean production. Coverage includes small batch production, setup reduction, pull production, preventive maintenance, standard operations, as well as synchronizing and scheduling lean operations. Detailing the key principles and practices of Lean production, the text also: Illustrates effective implementation techniques with case studies from a range of industries.Includes questions and completed problems in each chapter Explains how to effectively partner with suppliers and employees to accomplish productivity goals.Designed for students who have a basic foundation in production and operations management, the text provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of Lean. It also offers practical know-how for implementing a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor or in the office, creating a heightened sense of responsibility and pride in all stakeholders involved, and enhancing productivity and efficiency to improve the bottom line.[Publisher Info]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Toyota production system : an integrated approach to just-in-time.
Author: Monden, Yasuhiro.
Call number: TL278.M741
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Synopsis:
This book explains the principles and methods of the Toyota production system (TPS) at Toyota manufacturing and offers guidelines for implementing TPS in an organization. Coverage encompasses implementation steps, subsystems, and quantitative techniques. The section on humanized production systems has been expanded for this fourth edition, with material on cultivating the spontaneous kaizen mind, increasing worker morale through improvement activities, and increasing employee motivation through autonomous split-lines in an assembly plant. This edition also contains new discussions of how Toyota has changed in reaction to problems such as recalls, excess inventory, and the recent tsunami. There is new material on e-kanban, kaizen costing, mini-profit centers, and overcoming TPS implementation problems. The book includes numerous organizational charts and algorithms. Monden is professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.[Publisher Info]