Link Design, Mfg, and Quality plans using Accuracy Control and GD&T
This thesis adds to the body of research on accuracy control and its relationship to organizational learning by exploring three distinct themes that will not only address technical issues, but also soft issues of leading change, and building a learning organization. The themes include.......
Case study: A Lean Trans-formation Success at Jacquart Fabric Products
A six-week training program known as kaizen blitz, teaches employees how to work together to diagnose problems and devise solutions.
The Changing Role of Today’s First Line Managers
Workers’ minds and the creative solutions they produce are wasted using Scientific Management techniques developed in the last century. The practice is a wasteful cost that manufacturers can no longer afford. The thesis of this research seeks to answer these questions:
SURGICAL TOOL MANUFACTURING LEAN INITIATIVE Case Study
By studying the performance improvement process at a small rapidly growing manufacturing company located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we observe the transition from an entrepreneur owned company to a corporately structured enterprise struggling through the stresses induced by rapid change.