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The Discipline of Manufacturing

Engineering Business & Science Technology

Seek for Principles
♦ Fundamental principles differ

from tools or methods, in that fundamental principles can be applied successfully across functions. Principles also have the characteristic of being able to provide the means to sustain the change and activities they encourage. Principles are more basic than the detail used to describe them. By identifying fundamental principles, and applying them over time, great progress can be made and sustained.

The Enterprise Triangle
♦ Why segment if we are

trying to integrate?  Separate functions with specific activities  Nature of systems is integrating activities through communicational and organizational means  Identifying separate functions aids in understanding them which is necessary for improvement

P ro d u ct

E n te rp ris e

P ro cess

Traditional Manufacturing
♦ Design – The documented specification of material, performance, etc. of the product that society needs. ♦ Materials – Everything that is made is made of something. ♦ Process – The sequence of activities & functions to form the materials into the design to meet the criteria set forth.

Traditional Business
♦ Economics – Ensuring the system can sustain itself and reasonably benefit the investors of the enterprise. ♦ Human Relations – Managing the people that are needed to operate the system. ♦ Strategy - Method(s) used to insure service to the customer is efficient and effective and maintain survival in the environment.

Design and Economics
♦ Design criteria – Material – Performance
– Safety – Function – Environment – Process requirements

♦ Economics – Cost – Customer ability to pay
– Market – Distribution – Reliability – Conditions of use

Design and Economics
♦ So manufacturing is: – A production system – Workable design – Economically produceable – Complete system – Marketable – Valuable enough to continue the reason for the production’s existence.

Design and Economics
♦ Grandpa: – Knows the process – Order of operations – Understands the material – Has a customer (of sorts) ♦ Is he manufacturing?
– Depends on our definition

Material and Human Resources
♦ Material Resources – Equipment – Material – Data – Designs – Order – Organizations – Processes – Operations

Human Resources
♦ Understanding ♦ Quality of life ♦ Education ♦ Detrimental effects of

mass production ♦ Behavioral skills ♦ Psychological aspects ♦ Change

Process and Strategy
Production parameter Team based solutions Understanding systems The “aim” of the system Link of purpose and strategy Vision at all levels

Integration of System View
♦ Integrated learning ♦ Experience with

theory ♦ Building relationships ♦ Socratic learning ♦ Simulated learning ♦ Developing the discipline

Comprehensive Vision