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Author Shaaban, Sabry
Title Production line efficiency [electronic resource] : a comprehensive guide for managers / Sabry Shaaban and Sarah Hudson
Imprint [New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2013
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 electronic text (xi, 103 p.) : ill., digital file
Series Supply and operations management collection, 2156-8200
2013 digital library
Supply and operations management collection. 2156-8200
Note Part of: 2013 digital library
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-100) and index
List of illustrations -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The unpaced production line -- 3. Unbalanced lines studied -- 4. Considerations in unbalancing your line -- Notes -- References -- Index
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This book covers the area of unpaced, unbalanced production lines. You will find an up-to-date discussion of how designing these lines can be made more efficient by taking advantage of inherent imbalance--for example, operators who work at different speeds--a concept that has traditionally been seen as an obstacle to efficient production. A series of experiments are presented to illustrate the issues involved in improving performance through production line imbalance. This is of interest to postgraduate and executive-level students interested in the area of production, and to managers of manual or semi-automated production lines who are interested in innovative approaches to line design. In this book you will find some surprisingly easy ways to improve performance with low or zero costs. Emphasis is placed on reducing the amount of time production lines lie idle, and on reducing work in process. This is a timely contribution to the field when managers are casting around for new ways to cut waste and reduce their use of natural resources
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on June 26, 2013)
Link Print version: 9781606497180
Subject Assembly-line balancing
production line
unbalanced lines
idle time
average buffer levels
unpaced lines
Electronic books
Alt Author Hudson, Sarah
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