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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 5 • Oct.-Nov. 2005

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  • Membersplus affinity services

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 49
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  • Productronica

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 50
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  • citnexus

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 0_2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 1
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  • The IEE Manufacturer Engineer

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 0_1
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  • News in brief

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • News - Chinese lifeline for rover

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 4
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  • News - Manufacturing winner

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 4
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  • News - Have your say

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 4
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  • Lean consumption, lean provision, and lean solutions

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 5
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  • Analysis: offshoring - home sweet home

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 7
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    Offshoring can be defined as relocation of business processes, including high-wage production and manufacturing jobs, to a lower cost location, usually overseas. To be able to adopt this principle, companies must be efficient enough to produce its goods close to the place where they are in demand, even when labour cost are high. They should also look carefully at their economics before they send p... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis: RFID - don't believe the hype

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):8 - 9
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    RFID technology offers significant potential benefits to companies and therefore it will come as no surprise that there are a good many RFID trials underway. But the worrying news for those championing the technology is that these trials have delivered fewer benefits than expected, and the majority have not progressed to rollout, raising questions about the value realised. Companies need to look b... View full abstract»

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  • Editor's letter - lessons from Germany

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 10
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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 11
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  • Preparing for the big one [supply chain management]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 15
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    The range of potential high impact-low probability (HILP) disruptions to the operations of retailers, manufacturers, transportation carriers, and all others involved in the supply chains of goods and services is infinite. They can be classified as follows: random phenomena, accidents of all kinds, and international disruptions. Each type of disruptions should be anticipated and defended against di... View full abstract»

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  • Customer centric chips [semiconductor manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 21
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    The manufacturing of semiconductors has always been a difficult process, where long throughput times of up to three months and chaotic manufacturing processes have created an industry that struggles to react effectively to market changes. Intel has adopted its mirror approach, whereby all of its fabs are identical, allowing the company to move product from one facility to another. Constrained by l... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic woes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Increased automation has long been mooted as a way to keep manufacturing jobs in the UK. But there are several factors that hinder the adoption of automation in the UK, primarily short-term accounting practices and lack of belief in the viability of manufacturing. According to an expert, some is driven by the fact that all manufacturing companies in the UK are publicly owned and they are trying to... View full abstract»

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  • Breaking the china [process flow mapping]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 31
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    It has been said that many apparently novel and highly publicised solutions to production management are not new and are simply a regurgitation of an already well-known philosophy. This manifest that particular applications of best production activities may ebb and flow with time. They are discarded and then just stand in a queue awaiting the next manufacturing revolution to take place again in an... View full abstract»

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  • The winner takes it all [innovation]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 35
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    There is more to being a successful innovator than having an innovative product. Innovators do not have to invent but they do have to be first, they have to be best, and they are rewarded when they are. They have to be first to disrupt the market in a way that motivates behavioral change, and they have to be best at designing the programs that support their commercial offers to ease adoption. This... View full abstract»

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  • The power of knowledge sharing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 39
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    One commonly cited antidote for UK manufacturers against the effects of outsourcing is to innovate and increase the rate of technology transfer. Government policy supports this approach through the creation of knowledge economy - designed to promote the generation of high value-add knowledge, technology and associated skills. Attention is focused on the generation side of the knowledge economy, bu... View full abstract»

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  • Champions of the cause [six sigma]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Six sigma, like any other initiative, requires senior management commitment and involvement. Hence, the role of the six sigma champion is critical to the success of the initiative. This paper describes the multi-faceted role of the six sigma champion and the important qualities he and his appointed black belts must possess to ensure that the promised benefits of six sigma are delivered. View full abstract»

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  • Joined up lean [lean manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):44 - 47
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    This paper suggests that there is an opportunity for a number of lean interventions across an enterprise to be linked together to add greater value. Because the lean approach to business is centered upon delivering customer value using the least resource, it is important to identify these resources, with associated skills and capabilities, as these are the company's competences and a subset of the... View full abstract»

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  • Final say - Beware of rosh's product focus

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 48
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