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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 1 • Date Feb.-March 2006

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  • The IEE Manufacturing Engineer - Cover

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Automatica - Advertisement

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • News in brief

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • News

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  • Column - Just plain wrong

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 5
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  • Analysis: 2006 Forecast - Running fast to stand still

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Analysis: 2006 Forecast - Racing the sands of time

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 10
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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 11
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  • Unlocking the future of automation [factory automation]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 15
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    Rockwell Automation is in a good position to predict the technologies that will alter the state of automation. Rockwell has been collating technology trends for years; tracking roughly 80 technologies on an annual basis. From these technologies, the company has created five major technology clusters that impact industrial automation. These clusters include: control and diagnostics, communications,... View full abstract»

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  • Waste not [environmental legislation]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 19
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    Environmental legislation is becoming an increasing challenge to manufacturers around the world. New legislation are continually replacing old ones. The dilemma facing manufacturers is how to treat this environmental obligation. Many consider it as a growing burden of legislation that constrains their business while others embrace the change as an opportunity to innovate and gain business advantag... View full abstract»

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  • Handshakes around the world [Toyota production system]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):20 - 25
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    Toyota Motor Corporation's Toyota Production System embraces four very significant components. Just-in-time (JIT) production is a management philosophy aimed at eliminating waste from every aspect of manufacturing and its related activities. The term JIT refers to the production of only what is needed, when it is needed, in just the amount needed. Total quality control is a concept of quality oper... View full abstract»

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  • Powering the transformation [lean transformation in Duracell LaGrange facility]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):26 - 31
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    In 2001 and under severe financial pressure, battery supplier Duracell's manufacturing plant in LaGrange, Georgia embarked on a lean transformation programme focused on the establishment of a sense of urgency. Also high on the priority list was the formation of a guiding coalition tasked to create and communicate a vision and empower this vision into action. Duracell conducted value stream mapping... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the wheels turning [total productive maintenance]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 35
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    Trends indicate that, in general, systems are increasing in complexity with the introduction of new technologies and are not meeting customer expectations in terms of performance and effectiveness. Systems are also becoming more costly relative to their operation and support. Faced with an economy in recession, increasing competition, an installed capacity greater than demand, and sales price and ... View full abstract»

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  • Ready to drive [automotive industry]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Automotive OEMs have realised that most of the time key processes involving vehicle engineering development, release and validation of vehicle engineering information are costly and time consuming for a relatively small number of models. However, especially costly are the manufacturing adaptations to the manufacturing facilities (tooling and gauging). With full-service-vehicle (FSV) supply model, ... View full abstract»

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  • The need for global speed [order management]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Speed and accuracy and the ability to manage and exceed customers' expectation by a synchronised order management system, deployed globally, is critical for any manufacturer's success. Order management is one area where the ability of a company to compete through synchronisation of its own processes becomes visible to the outside world in every transaction completed. A few of the many consideratio... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving peak equipment performance [synthetic lubricants for maximum equipment performance]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Maximising equipment performance in extreme service applications requires making an investment in a lubricant solution that also optimises business goals. Companies must learn to accurately leverage the features of market-tailored lubricants to reap the benefits of machinery investment and increased profitability. Since synthetic lubricants are tailored at the molecular level, their properties are... View full abstract»

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  • Avoiding the China crisis

    Publication Year: 2006
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    There's a lot more to doing business with China, the country with the fastest growing economy, than simply finding a partner, striking terms and exchanging contracts. Understanding the business rules of engagement, cultural differences and sensibilities and even superstitions can make or break a business relationship. The dos and don'ts of successful business in China, or how to avoid cultural and... View full abstract»

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  • The IEE Software discounts

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 49
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  • Are you leaping ahead?

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 50
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