2-24 and 2-26 Operations Management

2-24 and 2-26 Operations Management

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Unformatted text preview: Process Synchronization Process “synchronization” refers to the ability of Process the process to meet customers’ demand in terms of their exact quality, quantity, time, and location requirements; requirements; Exactly what is needed; Exactly how much is needed; Exactly when is needed; Exactly where is needed. Process “efficiency” is measured in terms of total Process processing cost, the ideal being to develop, produce, and deliver products at the lowest possible cost. possible Atul Gawande, “Big Med”, New Yorker, 8/13/2012 Atul John Wright – Standardizing joint replacement John surgery surgery Reengineering Benchmarking Surgery and postoperatory plans Standardized pre-operatory anesthesia Standardized implants Economies of scale Streamlined procedures and learning curves No post-operative passive-motion; more physical No therapy instead therapy Comparison of Assembly Costs as a Function of Annual Volume Function Take Aways Take The development of TQM, lean production, and The of information technology and manufacturing automation has resulted in a major change of paradigm; paradigm; It is possible, if you are careful and thorough, to It go beyond the limitations of mass production while preserving the advantages of economies of scale. of...
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