Chapter 9. Analyzing and Improving Efficiency

  1. Normand L. Frigon and
  2. Harry K. Jackson Jr.

Published Online: 10 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470432716.ch9

Enterprise Excellence: A Practical Guide to World-Class Competition

Enterprise Excellence: A Practical Guide to World-Class Competition

How to Cite

Frigon, N. L. and Jackson, H. K. (2008) Analyzing and Improving Efficiency, in Enterprise Excellence: A Practical Guide to World-Class Competition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470432716.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470274736

Online ISBN: 9780470432716

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Keywords:

  • effectiveness - foundation of success—efficiency;
  • routing analysis and work-flow pattern assessment;
  • workload balancing and takt time;
  • process yield measures;
  • good cell design and design objectives

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 6S Process

  • The Seven Forms of Waste

  • Takt Time

  • Cycle Time

  • Routing Analysis

  • Spaghetti Diagram

  • Work Content Analysis

  • Process Availability Analysis

  • Process Yield Measures

  • Calculating Cycle Time

  • Just-in-Time

  • Kanban

  • Mixed-Model Production

  • A, B, C Material Handling

  • Workable Work

  • Workload Balancing

  • One-Piece Flow

  • Work Cell Design

  • Kanban Sizing

  • Key Points