Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Argumentative

Lean manufacturing is the process of improving methods in a company in order to eliminate waste but companies do fail to become lean because they don’t have an environment that is suitable to maintain and implement lean (Cox & Blackstone,2004). Toyota Corporation invented and mastered Lean Philosophy which other manufacturing companies are trying to adopt. […]

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Caterpillar

With 2004 sales revenue in excess of $30 billion and profits of $2. 03 billion Caterpillar is the worlds leading manufacturer of construction, mining and earth moving equipment. Caterpillar operates in three key areas; machinery, engines and more recently financial products. Mature product markets are an aspect of all product lifecycles once the initial rapid […]

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Malard Manufacturing Company

Malard Manufacturing Company produces control valves that regulate flows through natural gas pipelines. Mallard has approximately 1,400 employees and has successfully produced a standard line of control valves that are price competitive in the industry. However, whenever the production of a new control valve is required, problems arise. Developments in electronics, metallurgy, and flow control […]

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Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Computer Integrated Manufacturing, known as CIM, is the phrase used to describe the complete automation of a manufacturing plant, with all processes functioning under computer control and digital information tying them together. CIM is an example of the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in manufacturing. This starts with computer aided design, followed by […]

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