World Class Manufacturing
Manufacturing has evolved considerably since the advent of industrial revolution. In current global and competitive age, it is very important for organization to have manufacturing practice which is lean, efficient, cost-effective and flexible.
World class manufacturing is a collection of concepts, which set standard for production and manufacturing for another organization to follow. Japanese manufacturing is credited with pioneer in concept of world-class manufacturing. World class manufacturing was introduced in the automobile, electronic and steel industry.
World class manufacturing is a process driven approach where various techniques and philosophy are used in one combination or other.
Some of the techniques are as follows:
Idea of using above techniques is to focus on operational efficiency, reducing wastage and creating cost efficient organization. This leads to creation of high-productivity organization, which used concurrent production techniques rather than sequential production method.
World Class Manufacturers
World class manufacturers tend to implement best practices and also invent new practices as to stay above the rest in the manufacturing sector. The main parameters which determine world-class manufacturers are quality, cost effective, flexibility and innovation.
World class manufacturers implement robust control techniques but there are five steps, which will make the system efficient. These five steps are as follows:
Principles of World Class Manufacturing
There are three main principles, which drive world-class manufacturing.
Aspects of World Class Manufacturing
The main aspects of the world-class manufacturing are as follows:
- Maintenance Policy and Repair
- Quality - A Tool for Achieving Excellence
- Quality Control Techniques
- Work Study and Industrial Engineering
- Quantitative Techniques
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