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Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises presents a unified and systematic treatment of manufacturing enterprises. These enterprises are networks of companies working in partnership. Such networks are a common occurrence in auto, grocery, apparel, computer and other industries; and competition is among enterprises rather than between individual companies. Thus, for these enterprises (global or local) to succeed, there is a need for systematically designing the enterprise-wide value delivery processes such as the order-to-delivery process, supply chain process, and new product development process. This calls for developing systematic analysis methodologies for evaluating the performance of value delivering processes. Analysisof Manufacturing Enterprises fills this vital need. The first part of the book focuses on foundations of manufacturing enterprises: the generic value delivery process, their performance measures and redesign to meet specifications on lead time and defect levels. The second part provides a clear and comprehensive discussion on new product development, order to delivery, and supply chain processes, which are core processes of a manufacturing enterprise. Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises is an excellent resource for researchers and professionals in the field of manufacturing engineering.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Manufacturing - architecture - calculus - competition - design - development - foundation - management - organization - process management - product development - supply chain
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Architecture of a Manufacturing Enterprise. 3. Organization Structure. 4. Process Performance Measures. 5. Process Measurement and Redesign. 6. The Product Development Process. 7. Order-to-Delivery Process. 8. Supply Chain Process Management. 9. Epilogue. 10. Exercises. References. Index.