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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2003

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  • Simulating windows [window manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):26 - 29
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    Simulating a manufacturing operation often has surprising results. The author explains how a window manufacturer improved its processes. The production scheduling and operations management issues faced by a window manufacturer will be universally recognised by manufacturing engineers from all sectors. The processes may be different, but the end result - a quality product made in the shortest possi... View full abstract»

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  • Border control

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 13
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  • Changing supplies

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 17
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  • Designing a lean infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Without the right infrastructure, even the very best manufacturing systems will not operate to their full potential. The author presents a method to design and implement a lean infrastructure. Lean, flexible, just-in-time controlled manufacturing systems consist of modules, or cells, dealing with high level distributed data processing and automated material flow, using highly flexible, computer co... View full abstract»

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  • Making a spectacle

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 21
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    A conventional scatter plot representation of actual and planned manufacturing sequence is difficult to interpret without significant background knowledge of both local conditions and the generic manufacturing process. Visualisation can remove these barriers and promote understanding of the underlying manufacturing conditions that contribute to a given level of performance. Manufacturing professio... View full abstract»

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  • Set-top supply [vendor management]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Telecomms operators have spent significant amounts to build new infrastructures for Internet, cable, mobile and other communications projects. These projects are technically complex and therefore generally driven by the technical business function. They absorb huge amounts of investment and require complex commercial and legal negotiations to safeguard the interest of the service operators in thei... View full abstract»

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  • Blow the budget!

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 37
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    To sustain a higher level of competitiveness, manufacturing companies must become increasingly adaptable and responsive to changes in markets, competitors and customers. Many successful companies have found improved productivity by releasing staff from the constraints of formal budgeting. Judging by the literature over recent years, there are four influential pieces of work that, when taken togeth... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond lean [supply chain management]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Ever increasing competition, progressive internationalisation, acquisition and mergers, and the dawn of supply chain management (SCM) into the mainstream of industrial thinking has broadened the mindset of management to appreciate that one has to think business-wide in order to really define a plan that will drive operations forward. SCM has emerged to demonstrate an answer to the need to bring de... View full abstract»

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  • Going cellular [manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 45
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    The IBM eServer fulfilment Centre is located on the IBM Technology Campus in Mulhuddart, Dublin. The eServer product portfolio built at the plant includes the full range of IP and zSeries servers. The range of servers built in the facility varies from desk side server to mainframes and all servers are configured, built and tested to customer's exact requirements. The author describes the introduct... View full abstract»

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