Process Planning: The Design/Manufacture Interface
Process Planning covers the selection of processes, equipment, tooling and the sequencing of operations required to transform a chosen raw material into a finished product. Initial chapters review materials and processes for manufacturing and are followed by chapters detailing the core activities involved in process planning, from drawing interpretation to preparing the final process plan. The concept of maximising or 'adding value' runs throughout the book and is supported with activities.
Designed as a teaching and learning resource, each chapter begins with learning objectives, explores the theory behind process planning, and sets it in a 'real-life' context through the use of case studies and examples. Furthermore, the questions in the book develop the problem-solving skills of the reader.
ISO standards are used throughout the book (these are cross-referenced to corresponding British standards).
This is a core textbook, aimed at undergraduate students of manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering with manufacturing options and materials science.
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Page 34 - Chase, RB, Aquilano, NJ and Jacobs, FR (1998). Production and Operations Management - Manufacturing and Services, 8th edn, Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
Page 3 - ... for its effective control it is important that information flows and plans or set points are well defined to allow people to be effective controllers of the system. System design and system control must be effectively integrated. MANUFACTURING SYSTEM In general terms, a manufacturing system is one in which raw materials are processed from one form into another, known as a product, gaining a higher or added value in the process. The output products from one manufacturing system may be the inputs...
Page 3 - Systems, 1992): an integrated combination of processes, machine systems, people, organizational structures, information flows, control systems and computers whose purpose is to achieve economic product manufacture and internationally competitive performance.
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Page 32 - white' inventory and a small finished goods inventory, the company maintains an inventory of furniture pieces (eg table and chair legs) and partially assembled items. This inventory serves two important functions. One is to reduce the amount of time needed to respond to customer orders rather than having to go through the entire production process to obtain required items, and secondly, it helps to smooth production and utilize both equipment and workers.