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Operations Management in Automotive Industries - 2014 Book Information

Springer Publication

Foreword.- About the author.- Introduction.- Acknowledgements.- 1 Historical Outlines and Industrial Strategies for Automotive Industries.- 1.1 Historical Outlines in Automotive Industries.- 1.2 Strategic Planning of Production Activities.- 1.3 Process Integration and “Make or Buy” Decision Making.- 1.4 Manufacturing Systems’ Set-Up and Location Criteria.- 1.5 Technologies for Materials Applied to Vehicles’ Construction Overview.- 1.6 Sketches for Manufacturing Systems Adopted in Cars Manufacturing.- 1.7 Systems’ Strategical Prerogatives.- 2 From project to product.- 2.1 Standardization Logics and Project Setting Up.- 2.2 Industrialization Process Description.- 2.3 Product/Process Information Technology System.- 2.4 Product Composition Analysis.- 2.5 Product Technical Changes Management.- 3 Manufacturing Engineering and Equipment Efficiency Evaluation.- 3.1 Manufacturing Engineering Planning and Executive Project.- 3.2 Production Capacity Setting.- 3.3 Working Time Analysis Methodologies.- 3.4 Man/Machine Interaction and Standard Working Time Defining.- 3.5 Equipment Times Deployment Diagram.- 3.6 Integrated Production System Introduction.- 3.7 Operative Productivity and Flexibility.- 3.8 Equipment and Machine Loading.- 3.9 Installed Productive Capacity Defining.- 4 Work Analysis and Labour Productivity Evaluation Criteria.- 4.1 Activity Level and Labour Efficiency.- 4.2 Manpower Planning.- 4.3 Working Time Length and Flexibility.- 4.4 Labour Productivity and Improvement Plans.- 4.5 Input Data for Operative Control.- 4.6 Tasks Assignment and Workload Balancing.- 4.7 Production Employees Motivation and Rewarding.- 5 Manufacturing System Management and Maintenance Criteria.- 5.1 Plant Manufacturing System.- 5.2 Equipment Reliability and Maintainability.- 5.3 Maintenance Management.- 5.4 Costs and Maintenance Effectiveness Correlation.- 5.5 General and Complementary Equipment for Production.- 5.6 Tools and Consumables Management.- 5.7 “Total Productive Maintenance” approach.- 6 Logistics and Supply Chain Basics for Automotive Application.- 6.1 Logistics Historical Evolution and Actual Strategies.- 6.2 Logistics Flows in the Supply Chain.- 6.3 Material Handling and Inventory Management Methodologies.- 6.4 Production and Delivery Planning.- 6.5 Logistics Information Technology Systems.- 6.6 Logistics Key Performance Indicators.- 7 Global Purchasing Operations.- 7.1 Purchasing Department’s Role.- 7.2 Purchasing Policies Evolution.- 7.3 Purchasing Marketing and Global Sourcing Policies.- 7.4 Suppliers Network Management.- 7.5 Order Procedure and Cooperation Agreements.- 7.6 Supplying Cost and Purchasing Effectiveness Indicators.- 7.7. “E-Procurement” Techniques.- 8 Quality Management and Continuous Improvement.- 8.1 The “Learning Curve” Concept.- 8.2 Production Ramp Up and Maximum Rate Achievement.- 8.3 Quality Management in Industrial Processes.- 8.4 Quality and Reliability Assurance Techniques in Product Design Phase.- 8.5 “Total Quality Management” and Continuous Improvement Approach.- 9 Value Creation and Final Considerations.- 10 (APPENDIX) Production Management Basics.- 10.1 The Product.- 10.2 Production Systems.- 10.3 Criteria for the Stock and Lots Management.- 10.4 Problems Connected to the Planning Horizon.- 10.5 APP (Aggregated Production Planning).- 10.6 MPS (Master Production Schedule).- 10.7 MRP (Material Requirement Planning).- List of Abbreviations.

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