m2l2 - Fall 2009 Module 2 Production & Quality Lecture 2:...

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David Robinson © D. Robinson, 2009 Fall 2009 Module 2 Lecture 2: Production II: Gantt Charts
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Project Management & Control Some variants on production processes Speeding up a process Sequence of complex activities Gantt charting
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Some Variants on Production Processes
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4 [Review]: Production Processes Job shop Batch Assembly Line Continuous flow One of a kind Commodity Degree of specialization Product life cycle Mature New How can we take the efficiencies of an assembly line and make smaller quantities?
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1. Flexible Manufacturing Set up a factory to do multiple tasks Depends on banks of “CNC” ( computer numeric controlled ) machines Brings the efficiencies of a production-line to batch (even one-off!) jobs Changeover time is the key success factor [Reader article: “Flexible Manufacturing”]
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Using the techniques of mass-production to produce unique goods for individual customers Example : Customized Dell laptop Setting up a Flexible Manufacturing Process permits “Mass Customization”
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Making Manufacturing More Efficient Introducing the concept of process efficiency in manufacturing
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Definition: Manufacturing Efficiency Making goods with as little waste as possible Making them with the smallest inputs (labor, utilities) Making things as quickly as we can
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Why does it matter if we can make something quickly? Responsive to changes in customer
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m2l2 - Fall 2009 Module 2 Production & Quality Lecture 2:...

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