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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006

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  • The IEE Manufacturing Engineer - December/January 2005/06

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • Advertisement

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_2
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  • Announcement

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 49
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  • Annoucement

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 50
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  • News in brief

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Manufacturing still matters

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 4
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  • Necessary, but not sufficient

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 5
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  • Ensuring a bright future

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Letters to the Editor

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 9
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  • Resurrecting the German miracle [German manufacturing industry]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 15
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    The German manufacturing model that has been held up as a shining example of an industrial economy has been showing cracks recently. Like most of Western Europe, Germany is struggling to maintain a vibrant manufacturing sector. Now facing the added threats of two new, low-cost manufacturing giants in China and India, its shortcomings - a tendency to over-engineer and high labour costs - are coming... View full abstract»

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  • Avoiding the pitfalls of channel management [global channel management]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 19
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    A key component to success for manufacturers in the global market is effective channel management. Creating a global channel management strategy begins with an overview of the specific country of interest's existing channel structure. Secondary research is critical for planning but the company must not leave their efforts at that level and just launch into a campaign to recruit resellers. They mus... View full abstract»

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  • Feel the force of flexible manpower

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 25
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    As many industries brace for the difficult times ahead, several companies go for lean as the key to turn difficult market conditions into competitive advantage. One of the concepts of lean is the use of flexible manpower lines. Indeed, historically, lean companies have often thrived in economic downturns, just like Toyota. This paper discusses how flexible manpower lines can provide the answer for... View full abstract»

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  • Special Report: Automotive Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Can east beat west? [automotive manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):29 - 31
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    This paper discusses how the western European automotive sector is in danger of disintegrating with the emergence of low-cost economies, particularly in eastern Europe and China. While production facilities currently operating in western Europe are mostly very modern and productive, these plants will age even with the aid of advanced technology. The possible relocation to eastern Europe or China w... View full abstract»

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  • Czech mates [automotive industry]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 35
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    This paper discusses how the small Czech town of Kolin has become the focus of attention of automobile manufacturers worldwide with the inauguration of a new car factory (TPCA) that resulted from the joint venture between Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen. The combination of Toyota's production methods and PSA's purchasing and logistics know-how provides a formidable economic challenge to TPCA's comp... View full abstract»

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  • Ford's flexible future [flexible manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 39
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    This paper describes the new flexible manufacturing system that was installed at Ford's Chicago assembly plant (CAP) as part of the $800 M investment in renovation and retooling initiative. The flexible manufacturing system allows CAP to produce three distinct models on one vehicle platform: the Ford 500, the Mercury Montego sedans and the Ford Freestyle SUV. With its flexible body shop and final ... View full abstract»

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  • Low Volume; High Flexibility [automotive industry]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The prime objective of the Low Volume; High Flexibility project run by the International Automotive Research Centre at Warwick Manufacturing Group is to introduce a new approach to the assembly of automotive body panels to produce car bodies, which is known as Body in White (BIW) assembly. Within the automotive industry there is a general move to reduce model life, improve the cost base and reduce... View full abstract»

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  • Setting the standard

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):44 - 47
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  • Benefits of point-of-use vacuum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 48
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