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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 3 • June 2003

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  • Member voices - Look before you leap

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 9
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  • The future of it

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 23
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  • Jumbo processes

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 45
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  • People power [manufacturing management]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Not all manufacturers blame outside influences for the current plight of UK manufacturing industry. Lambda UK believes its future is in its own hands. The company makes power supplies. It uses design for manual assembly. Lambda values its production staff, and knows they understand the production processes and problems, and are best placed to help solve them. Everyone takes an hour out of the prod... View full abstract»

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  • Fieldbus centre for south east asia

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 8
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  • Telecoms-can one company do it all?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 37
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    The telecommunications equipment market is a rapidly changing place. Niche companies are becoming more and more important. Time to market matters more than ever and return on investment is essential. Partnerships are therefore essential. The article examines why this is happening now, and why not earlier. View full abstract»

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  • Making better CDs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 13
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    Discusses some of the challenges facing the manufacturing and supply section of EMI. EMI's is a high-volume fashion business. The market is volatile, and retailers like to hold small stocks and to have them updated at short notice. Demand is seasonal. CDs that are likely to have an enduring market are produced for stock during slack times. Temporary staff are taken on during busy times. View full abstract»

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  • Siemens expand process automation division

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 5
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  • Lean in the right places [manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Lean manufacturing is widely respected. The article examines whether there be aspects within a manufacturing operation that should be 'fat'. What is fat for one department may be lean and speedy for the overall strategy. View full abstract»

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  • Kinetic propulsion potential

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 8
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  • The right way [lean manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):32 - 35
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    "Back to basics" advice for SMEs wishing to join the lean wave. Many companies are joining the "lean wave", just as many are falling by the wayside because they see the variety of tools on offer as one-off, quick fix implementations, something of an add-on to current working practices. Becoming lean does not happen overnight and in order to work, it requires a company-wide cultural transformation ... View full abstract»

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  • Military transport contract for EADS

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 5
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  • SARS delays fab investment

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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  • Industrial ethernet is ready to revolutionise the factory - Connecting the factory floor

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 41
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  • Defying the market [STMicroelectronics]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 48
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    In a market suffering a seemingly perpetual downturn, STMicroelectronics is outperforming its competitors. The diversity of its product lines, technologies, alliances and customer base is reckoned to be a strength for ST, but it means that the group often finds itself managing and anticipating the needs of a complex network of internal and external relationships. The article examines the company's... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for the next generation [Internet in manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 17
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    New Internet technologies are supporting smart new manufacturing practices, resulting in lower costs and a better ability to adapt and compete. Manufacturers have long been aware of the potential of the Internet to provide a comprehensive communications network uniting suppliers, producers, sub-contractors, distributors and customers, and the execution of a fully Internet-enabled supply chain is n... View full abstract»

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  • Walk don't run [manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 22
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    A guide for moving towards next generation manufacturing. Only 2% of companies have "world class" manufacturing; the rest need to focus on becoming lean. View full abstract»

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  • Mission improvement [six sigma]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 26
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    It is argued that six sigma can be used to achieve customer advantages, as well as process improvement. Six sigma is a method of reducing process variation, to the point where a process yields fewer than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. The key principle is not to follow methods, important though they are, but to adopt a thought process based on 3 principles; reducing process variation, simp... View full abstract»

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  • Designers must get to grips with MEMS fabrication

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 6
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  • Ethernet for the factory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 8
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 4
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  • Customised, integrated and agile [supply chains]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
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    There are three challenges for the future supply chain; to be customised, integrated and agile. The article discusses whether they can be achieved, and how. Supply chains of the future will be shaped by pioneers who are prepared to meet the marketing challenges of tomorrow with the emerging technologies of today, and by making a quantum leap in terms of how supply chain relationships are managed. ... View full abstract»

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  • Invensys dump BAAN

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 6
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  • Perkins chief heads EEF

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 5
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  • Toyota to shift up a gear

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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