Chapter 9+10

Chapter 9+10 - Chapter 9 Using the Latest Production...

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Chapter 9 Using the Latest Production Technology The Production Process (fig 9.1): inputs -> production control -> outputs production is a "creative" process form utility (value added) productivity = outputs/inputs Site Selection: close to customer (Mercedes Alabama plant) close to workforce (telecommuting in San Souci Plaza or Nike in Indonesia) Production Processes: process manufacturing (boiling eggs) assembly process or synthetic systems (Egg McMuffin) analytic systems (resources broken down, e.g., gasoline) continuous process vs intermittent (job-shop) History of Manufacturing: 18/19th centuries: craft production early 20th century: mass production and scientific management (Ford's assembly line) post-WWII boom until mid-1970s: mass marketing Modern Production Techniques: just-in-time (JIT) inventory control (Wal-Mart) benchmarking purchasing, supplier selection (outsourcing) flexible manufacturing mass production to lean manufacturing (Ford to Toyota, see handout)
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