|About the Book|
Author Ronald L. Buckley describes a step-by-step process that will enable manufacturing companies to become efficient money-making organizations, able to compete and win in the new economy. The author draws on his own manufacturing experience toMoreAuthor Ronald L. Buckley describes a step-by-step process that will enable manufacturing companies to become efficient money-making organizations, able to compete and win in the new economy. The author draws on his own manufacturing experience to share real life challenges, describing situations that readers involved in manufacturing anything will find relevant, interesting and useful. He explores in detail such vital topics as: Continuous Improvement: a process which not only improves profits but also develops employees skills and knowledge, making them a greater asset to their company. Lean-flow Manufacturing techniques, with productivity-raising programs that create flexibility and improve throughput velocity, such as: linked-cell Kanban pull systems and quality improvement techniques including Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, Poka-yoke (Mistake Proofing), First-Pass Yield Improvement and Out-of-Box Failure elimination. Cross-Functional Self-Directed Teams, in which employees from many different areas of the business work as a team to improve the Companys competitive position, as well as their own self-confidence and job satisfaction. Author Ron Buckley is a recognized operations lean leader with over 35 years of experience and expertise in improving business processes and reducing costs for several of this countrys best companies, most recently as a Vice President of Operations for General Electric Medical Systems Information Technologies. Lucinda Buckley has been an organizer, trainer and facilitator to a variety of groups and organizations. Currently, Ron and Lucinda are having fun as Consultants helping CEO’s and Management Professionals grow their companies by optimizing all available resources. An investment made in reading this book will prove to be fruitful not only to the reader but also to all those individuals over whom the reader has direct and indirect influence.