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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 3 • Date June-July 2006

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  • The IET innovation in engineering awards 2006

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 50
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  • IET Manufacturing Engineer

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 0_1
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  • Cemgraft Electronic Manufacturing

    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 - It's a wirless world for Ford facility

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • Fewer Heroes, More Farmers

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 7
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  • Delivering compliance and agility [product lifecycle management]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 8 - 9
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    This paper explains how product lifecycle management (PLM) tools can be used such that an organization's supply chain is managed to ensure quality, with availability, compliance and competitiveness as primary areas of focus. By providing one product record, PLM can manage, coordinate and optimize the processes, decisions and information about products from initial concept to end-of-life across the... View full abstract»

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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Lean fighting machine [helicopter lean manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 12 - 17
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    This paper discusses how lean manufacturing strategies helped to improve the quality level of the Boeing Apache Program, which entails the manufacture and maintenance of the Apache Longbow AH-64D multi-role combat helicopter. View full abstract»

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  • Brand or bland? [lean manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 18 - 23
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    This paper examines the relationship between lean principles and brand value and relates this to why the Japanese brand has been having difficulty penetrating the premium market where European brands reign supreme. While lean principles encourage reliable, good all-around cars, they can also undermine character, especially in the premium segments of the market. However, this is not to say that lea... View full abstract»

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  • Better by design [digital simulation]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 24 - 27
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    While Lotus makes use of a whole multitude of programs in its design process, it has taken longer for the digital approach to permeate the manufacturing side of its operations. The company wanted to make sure that any change or added process or software addition had to demonstrate some added value to the process. Using digital simulation, Lotus was able to reduce the time from concept to prototype... View full abstract»

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  • Latin beat begins to quicken [Latin American manufacturing industry]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 28 - 31
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    This paper reports on the resurgence of the Latin American manufacturing industry after suffering through several years of difficulty. With the success of such manufacturers as Embracer and Tennaris, there is no doubt of the enormous potential that Latin America has to offer. However, a complete transformation in Latin America's social thinking and political behavior is necessary for it to become ... View full abstract»

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  • A step towards real time [production monitoring and control system]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 32 - 37
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    The Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing has developed a novel production monitoring and control system (PMC) for DaimlerChrysler Bremen for its C-type car which will begin production in 2007. Called the Provis.Agent, it is the first agent-based PMC system for distributed real-time production monitoring that allows integration with other shop floor related applications. View full abstract»

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  • Quality driven product development

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 38 - 41
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    This paper describes an alternative approach to innovation and product development called the synergistic management approach. In this approach, current methodologies such as quality function deployment (QFD), target costing (TC), and value engineering (VE) are utilized to facilitate cross-functional product design and development, integrating both organizational and functional aspects of the deve... View full abstract»

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  • Building on success [performance management system]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 42 - 45
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    Sustaining and improving the performance of a newly transformed operating system relies on more than the measurement of key indicators. It requires performance management systems that make use of the information they collect to take timely action before problems occur. To establish an appropriate performance management system, organizations need to decide how value should be measured at the top le... View full abstract»

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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 46 - 47
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  • Outsourcing falls short of expectations

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 48
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  • Citnexus

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 49
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