The New Manufacturing Engineer: Coming of Age in an Agile Environment

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 301 pages
In the future, all manufacturing engineers will need to become more creative and risk conscious. They'll need to be aware of, and willing to, implement new design and quality confirmation techniques, manufacturing technologies, inventory and expense control methodologies, and manufacturing performance metrics. This new book spells out what the role of the manufacturing engineer will be in the 21st century and explains why they'll be the catalysts for success in manufacturing. Find out how and why the manufacturing engineer's role has changed, and what to expect in the future. You'll learn why you may need to do things differently, and how to adapt to changes. See why you can expect big responsibilities and big rewards over the next decade.
 

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Contents

INTEGRATING QUICK CHANGE INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS
139
THE ROLE OF PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE IN REDUCING SETUP CYCLE TIME
140
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
141
RESISTANCE
145
DIFFUSING RESISTANCE TO ENSURE SUCCESS
146
SUMMARY
147
Project Management
149
ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY
150

THE NEW METRIC
29
TRADITIONAL APPROACH AND ITS COST
30
WITH CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
32
ASSESSING CONCEPT AND DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
34
CUSTOMERFOCUSED QUALITY
35
THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF PROXIMITY
36
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
39
OBSERVATIONS
41
CLOSING THOUGHT
44
Core Process Reengineering
45
THE FIRST HURDLE
48
Fundamentals Quality Design
97
QUALITY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
99
THE FINAL NPD SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
107
CLOSING THOUGHT
113
Optimizing Lead Time and Productivity Through Effective Setup Reduction
115
WHY ADDRESS THE WASTE IN YOUR PROCESSES?
119
HOW TO ADDRESS WASTE IN YOUR PROCESSES
125
THE PEOPLE PERSPECTIVE
151
SETTING THE PROJECT BASELINE EARLY
152
ESTABLISHING PROJECT METRICS
155
ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS
156
MANAGEMENT VERSUS FACILITATION
165
BUILDING CONSENSUS
167
SELECTION AND APPLICATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS
168
PROJECT COSTS AND JUSTIFICATION
184
REVIEW AND REFLECT
186
ASSESSING PROJECT ALTERNATIVES
187
ITS UP TO YOU
192
Managing the Supply Chain
193
ASSESSING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
195
SUPPLYCHAIN MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY
197
Summary
291
Index
293
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