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Recommended Bibliography for Reference Quality Improvement

Posted in Improvement, and Lean Six Sigma

1. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, Hitoshi Kume, Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship, ISBN 4-906224-34-2 C0034, 1985 (1st published) – Good basic book on the methods of quality improvement. We handed out thousands of these at FPL. Has one of the best descriptions of process improvement steps wrapped up into the QC Story (Chapter 10).

2. OUT OF THE CRISIS, W. Edwards Deming, MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study, ISBN 0-911379-01-0, 1991 (14th Printing) – Still probably the best overall treatment of the late Dr. Deming’s philosophy and practice. Get used to clipped sentences and other funny writing habits, though. It’s best to warm up to Deming by reading the next reference first.

JIT manufacturing

Posted in Toyota Production System

JIT manufacturing uses a more centralized approach than that found in traditional manufacturing. The use of JIT manufacturing system having an impact on:
1. Improving Traceability (Traceability) costs.
2. Improving the accuracy of product cost.
3. Reducing the need for allocation of central service costs (service departments)
4. Changing behavior and the relative importance of direct labor costs.
5. Affect the pricing system and process basic orders.

The basics of JIT manufacturing and the difference with traditional manufacturing:

1. Compared with traditional JIT manufacturing.
JIT manufacturing is a demand pull system (Demand-Pull). JIT manufacturing goal is to produce a product only if the product is needed and only for the number of requests of buyers (customers). Some differences with the traditional JIT manufacturing include:
a. Low Inventory
b. Manufacturing cells and Interdisciplinary Workforce
c. Philosophy of TQC (Total Quality Control)