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Optimizing Factory Performance: Cost-Effective Ways to Achieve Significant and Sustainable Improvement

Optimizing Factory Performance: Cost-Effective Ways to Achieve Significant and Sustainable Improvement
Author: James Ignizio
ISBN 13: 9780071632850
ISBN 10: 71632859
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2009-08-07
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $53.00

Boost factory performance

and transform your company

into a world-class competitor

You can dramatically improve factory performance, decrease cycle time, increase capacity, and cut

costs, while expanding your profits and market share. You won’t need to invest in new equipment and

technologies, make sweeping personnel cuts, or relocate your facilities to far-flung locales around the

globe. Best of all, these improvements will be sustainable.

Sound too good to be true? You won’t think so once you’ve read Optimizing Factory Performance.

Unlike TQM, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and similar “remedies,” which offer only partial solutions

to the problem of manufacturing inefficiency, the methodology outlined in this book is firmly rooted

in the real world of manufacturing and based on sound science. Dr. James Ignizio offers a balanced,

three-dimensional approach to understanding, measuring, and conquering the three enemies of

manufacturing: complexity, variability, and poor leadership. Armed with simple, easy-to-use metrics,

interactive factory simulation models, and other original tools, you will

  • Cut cycle times

  • Increase capacity

  • Reduce variability in outs and lead times

  • Decluster starts and maintenance events

  • Root out performance-killing

    company politics and turf battles

  • Create a culture of continual

    performance improvement

    James P. Ignizio, Ph.D.,

    is founder and principal of FactoryAnalyst.com, a

    consulting practice with clients on fourcontinents,

    including those in the semiconductor and solar cell

    manufacturing sectors. Dr. Ignizio is the author of

    nine books and over 350 technical papers, including

    more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed professional

    journals. He is a Fellow of the Institute of

    Industrial Engineering, a Fellow of the British Operational

    Research Society, and a Fellow of the World

    Academy of Productivity Science. Over the past 30

    years, he has presented short courses and seminars

    on manufacturing, operations research, and industrial

    engineering to thousands of professionals in

    industry and government.