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Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Operations
Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Operations
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In today's world, the most challenging task in manufacturing operations of any old company is to aim for quantum leaps in productivity along with head count reduction month after month. These sensitive issues should be handled by management to avoid catastrophic disasters including possible labor unrest.What can you expect if you are successful in managing your unit of manufacturing? The productivity enhancement could be in the range of 20-75% and the man power reduction can vary between 20-50% which can bring sparkling smiles to your face!Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Operations is aimed at helping and training the manufacturing team including HR personnel to become highly motivated and to avoid these dangerous pitfalls which require adequate thinking that is covered in Part 1. Then they are to be trained in various techniques by citing case studies of a few companies which have successfully implemented the same in Part 2. Some of the techniques or methodology cited with practical examples are layout changes, better material handling systems, automation to reduce human fatigue, method improvement, revised man: machine ratio, set-up time reduction, line balancing in assembly operations and so on. What are few observations of few eminent professionals of few well-known companies?"In this book, Alex has given a number of examples and anecdotes that are very helpful to any reader. They are backed up solid experiences and evidences and hence one gets a practical approach to achieve much higher productivity enhancement "L. Ramkumar, MD, TII, Chennai" I may say that this book on productivity enhancement in manufacturing is a great gesture and legacy to the professionals who are striving to achieve exemplary productivity targets " Hussain Sehal , Executive Coach, Formerly Country HR Director, Areva & Schneider Electric India“What touched me most is Alex's sincere intent to give back to industry all that took from it by way of sharing his learning with younger generations. I am sure, this book will be a treasure trove for them wanting to dip into techniques to improve productivity in the work place " Mrs. Vanitha Mohan, Vice Chairman, Pricol Ltd, Coimbatore“This book in your hands is “one stop solution manual”, certainly not just a cliché expression. This rich offering is a compendium for captains, owners, and leaders who can connect the past expertise they possess apart from connecting the dots of what they not hitherto fathomed to multiply success in manufacturing domain, as productivity enhancement is the mother of all innovation and bench marking practices” Udaya kumar Gopalakrishnan, CEO, CORE MIND“Some of us have been fortunate to witness, assess, co-work, learn and apply the manufacturing and productivity improvements with great end results along with Alex. For those who may have missed this hand book is the perfect way to get closet and learn the techniques and knowledge to meet your manufacturing work life super successful” D K Jairath, CEO, Startup Growth, Turnaround Expert , Delhi