World Class Manufacturing Table of Contents

Table of Content


Global Competitiveness

  • The Emergence of The Information Age
  • Competing in the Information Age
  • Business Challenges
  • Operating Environment
  • Globalization and International Business
  • India's Position
  • WCM and Competition
  • Manufacturing Challenges
  • Problems in The Manufacturing Industry- Problem of Coordination

Cutting Edge Technology

  • Manufacturing Excellence and Competitiveness
  • What is World Class Manufacturing?
  • Halls Framework of Value Added Engineering
  • Schonbergers Framework of World class manufacturing
  • Gunn’s Model of World Class Manufacturing
  • Maskells Model of World Class Manufacturing
  • America's best plants model of world-class manufacturing
  • Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

WCM Philosophy

  • Evolution of WCM
  • The Principles of WCM
  • The Practices of WCM
  • World-Class Practices in The Factory
  • Quality in World-Class Manufacturing
  • Deming's Approach
  • Shingo’s Approach
  • Assessing Both Quality Approaches
  • The Culmination of WCM

System and Tools For World Class Manufacturing

  • The Integration Imperative
  • Overview of Systems and Tools
  • Information Management Tools
  • Material Processing and Handling Tools
  • An Assessment of Manufacturing Systems and Tools

Statistical Process Control

  • Basic Statistics
  • Central Tendencies
  • Measures of Spread
  • Measures of Shape
  • Measures of Association
  • Frequency Distributions
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Basic Probability
  • Collecting and Summarizing Data
  • Control Chart
  • Process Capability and Performance

Lean Manufacturing

  • Toyota Production System
  • The Lean Process
  • Mudas or Waste
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S
  • Kaizen
  • Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
  • Kanban Card System
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Labor and HRD Practices in WCM

  • Human Resource in WCM
  • Morale and Teamwork
  • High Employee Involvement
  • Cross Functional Team
  • Work Study Methods
  • Human Integration Management

Indian Manufacturing

  • Competitiveness of Indian Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing performance and Planned Strategies
  • WCM Readiness of Indian Firms
  • Manufacturing Objectives and Strategy
  • Usage of Management Tools and Technologies
  • Manufacturing Management Practices
  • IT Infrastructure and Practices
  • The Manufacturing Strategic Intent Framework
  • Strategic Use of IT
  • Breadth and Depth of IT

Globalization and World Class Manufacturing

  • Business Strategy and Global Competitiveness
  • Generic Manufacturing Strategies
  • Developing Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Planning Issues for WCM
  • Strategic Barriers for IT
  • Strategic Planning Methodology for WCM
  • Implementing The WCM
  • Need For Performance

Where Do we go From Here

  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • The Manufacturing Strategic Intent Classification
  • Translating Intent into Action

Case Studies

  • Accelerated Fermentation Process: Using World Class Enzymes
  • Birla Cellulosic Kharach


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