Lean Manufacturing in the Developing World

Methodology, Case Studies and Trends from Latin America

Author: Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz,Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías,Guillermo Cortes-Robles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319049518

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

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This book presents some definitions and concepts applied in Latin America on lean manufacturing (LM), the LM tools most widely used and human and cultural aspects that most matter in this field. The book contains a total of 14 tools used and reported by authors from different countries in Latin America, with definition, timeline with related research, benefits that have been reported in literature and case studies implemented in Latin American companies. Finally, the book presents a list of softwares available to facilitate the tools' implementation, monitoring and improvement.
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Axiomatic Design in Large Systems

Complex Products, Buildings and Manufacturing Systems

Author: Amro M. Farid,Nam P. Suh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319323881

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

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This book provides a synthesis of recent developments in Axiomatic Design theory and its application in large complex systems. Introductory chapters provide concise tutorial materials for graduate students and new practitioners, presenting the fundamentals of Axiomatic Design and relating its key concepts to those of model-based systems engineering. A mathematical exposition of design axioms is also provided. The main body of the book, which represents a concentrated treatment of several applications, is divided into three parts covering work on: complex products; buildings; and manufacturing systems. The book shows how design work in these areas can benefit from the scientific and systematic underpinning provided by Axiomatic Design, and in so doing effectively combines the state of the art in design research with practice. All contributions were written by an international group of leading proponents of Axiomatic Design. The book concludes with a call to action motivating further research into the engineering design of large complex systems.
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Manufacturing

Design, Production, Automation, and Integration

Author: Beno Benhabib

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824756207

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 5941

From concept development to final production, this comprehensive text thoroughly examines the design, prototyping, and fabrication of engineering products and emphasizes modern developments in system modeling, analysis, and automatic control. This reference details various management strategies, design methodologies, traditional production techniques, and assembly applications for clear illustration of manufacturing engineering technology in the modern age. Considers a variety of methods for product design including axiomatic design, design for X, group technology, and the Taguchi method, as well as modern production techniques including laser-beam machining, microlithography.
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Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook

Author: Genichi Taguchi,Subir Chowdhury,Yuin Wu

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1662

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In the last fifty years, one man stands out as the driving force behind the quality revolution--Genichi Taguchi. Now, for the first time in one volume, Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook presents all the methods and beliefs that have made Taguchi one of the most respected authorities on quality engineering and management in the world. No other single volume presents the full breadth of founding beliefs behind the successful engineering practices used by today's leading companies. (Midwest).
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Designing for the Digital Age

How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services

Author: Kim Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079884

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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Whether you’re designing consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise Web apps, or new ways to check out at the supermarket, today’s digitally-enabled products and services provide both great opportunities to deliver compelling user experiences and great risks of driving your customers crazy with complicated, confusing technology. Designing successful products and services in the digital age requires a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in interaction design, visual design, industrial design, and other disciplines. It also takes the ability to come up with the big ideas that make a desirable product or service, as well as the skill and perseverance to execute on the thousand small ideas that get your design into the hands of users. It requires expertise in project management, user research, and consensus-building. This comprehensive, full-color volume addresses all of these and more with detailed how-to information, real-life examples, and exercises. Topics include assembling a design team, planning and conducting user research, analyzing your data and turning it into personas, using scenarios to drive requirements definition and design, collaborating in design meetings, evaluating and iterating your design, and documenting finished design in a way that works for engineers and stakeholders alike.
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