Ideal for those with no prior manufacturing background or knowledge, this book provides an exceptionally "real-world" exploration of manufacturing principles, the functioning team, and basic improvement practices showing how operators and technicians actually work in manufacturing today.
Uses actual case studies from operators and technicians in manufacturing describing modern-day dilemmas of manufacturing firms often with no right or wrong answer. Covers the statistics and probability needed by an operator or technician in manufacturing rather than those that are more appropriate for engineers or statisticians. Uses a manufacturing example to show how to manually plot a Statistical Process Control (SPC) chart. Covers manufacturing improvement programs; manufacturing teams; the process; sources of process waste; improvement; continual improvement; basic statistics for improvement; Statistical Process Control Charts; interpreting SPC charts for team action; process capability and improvement.
For technicians and operators interested in the process of manufacturing.