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Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Operations

Author Name: K. C. Alexander & Dr. A.K. Raj, PhD | Format: Paperback | Genre : Business, Investing & Management | Other Details

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

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K. C. Alexander & Dr. A.K. Raj, PhD

K.C. Alexander

Holds a degree in Mech. Engg from Mysore University and post graduate degree in Industrial Engg & Management from University of Wisconsin, USA, Post graduate Diploma in SQC & OR from ISI, and a Diploma in Production Management from West Berlin, Germany. One of the founder members of Industrial Engineering Chapter in Kerala & Tamil Nadu in early 1961–62.

Put in a total of 53 years of experience with 35 years in senior positions at Murugappa Group companies and about 18 years as Consultant with a difference in many companies of repute at Chennai in the area of Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Operations and productivity linked wage settlements of about 40 numbers with union teams of different companies. All along the implementation of the productivity improvements with head count reduction and drastic changes in the shop floor were the priorities while working as employee or as consultant.

Now walking in the 80 the year of life on this planet and using the time for sharing the experience with manufacturing teams and for motivating them to excel on their task of productivity enhancement and possible head count reduction in their area of control.

Dr. A.K. Raj, PhD

Holds a degree in Production Engg from P S G College of Technology and post graduate degree in Industrial Engg from P S G College of Technology, Coimbatore. Subsequently, I was associated with IIT, Madras for about 8 years and I was awarded PhD degree in Operations Management in the year 2013.

Put in a total of 30 years of experience in various positions at Murugappa Group companies in association with the author Mr. K.C. Alexander and 2 years experience as ERP Consultant in Oracle ERP Partner Company till the year 2013 subsequently, providing Management Consultancy to various organizations till date.