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management of complexity in manufacturing

Gerald Frizelle

management of complexity in manufacturing

a strategic route map to competitive advantage through the control and measurement of complexity

by Gerald Frizelle

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Published by Business Intelligence in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strategic planning.,
  • Organizational behavior.,
  • Industrial management.,
  • Complex organizations.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGerry Frizelle.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi,300p. :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22620983M
    ISBN 101898085366

    Globalization and context dependence Globalization boots complexity by the erosion of boundaries, higher mobility, heterarchy, and higher dynamics. Vidal and Marle [ 11 ] consider the following factors as necessary but nonsufficient conditions for project complexity: size, variety, interdependences and interrelations within the project system, and context dependence. According to [ 2534 ], four different types of project complexity, overall, task, social, and cultural, help to best understand and prevent projects from failure. Discrete manufacturing is often characterized by individual or separate unit production. Is it part of PLM?

    Another reason for operational complexity is the way in which we manufacture our products. Published10 Oct Abstract As projects have become more and more complex, there has been an increasing concern about the concept of project complexity. Examples Southwest Airlines only operates s, while American Airlines operates as many as 14 types of aircraft, resulting in a need for 14 kinds of mechanics, pilots etc. This Operations Management book can also act as reference to various courses since several concepts are discussed with abundant detail which I found useful. Adding project organizational structure by dividing labor into smaller and more specialized tasks, the way for personnel selection, and the level of pressure on the personnel to achieve project objectives are all factors that can increase project complexity.

    Manufacturing environment is highly distributed these days with lots of constraints and dependencies. Typically, engineering and construction projects fall within the category of type 1 projects. Recommended 13 Operations Management Books 1. As a result, Dell can produce any model, with any feature, in less than three days, while keeping its total cost to half that of its competitors. In a similar context, Vidal and Marle [ 11 ] define project complexity as that property of a project which makes it difficult to understand, foresee, and keep under control its overall behaviour. October 1, Paperback This Operations Management book is an outstanding autobiography on Jack Welch takes us on the hurly-burly ride that has been his amazing life.


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Management of complexity in manufacturing book

There are also some generalizations that need to be studied more and proven. This is the simplest possible configuration. Nowadays, Industrial Engineering is concerned with the study of how to design, modify, control and improve the performance of complex systems.

It builds on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing, and human resources. With unmistakable empathy and a wealth of expertise, a proper and detailed view of the application of the 8-Step model is discussed.

Authors Dr. External influences can either be political or market-related changes, while internal influences come from changes in strategy, in individual behaviour, etc. Prevention of complexity is achieved by analyzing the root causes of complexity and quantifying this as a monetary value, thereby permitting a comparison of complexity costs with the commercial benefit of each root cause.

Use of the correct metrics to identify complexity as a basis for prevention, reduction and management is the main management tool required. Complexity hiding[ edit ] To manage complex systems, the desire of intelligibility and the need of teachability have to be coped with.

The importance of complexity to the project management process is widely acknowledged for several reasons [ 1 — 8 ]: i it influences project planning, coordination, and control; ii it hinders the clear identification of goals and objectives of major projects; iii it can affect the selection of an appropriate project organization form and experience requirements of management personnel; iv it can be used as criteria in the selection of a suitable project management arrangement; and v it can affect different project outcomes time, cost, quality, safety, etc.

Flux Flux implies constant change and adaptation to changing conditions making temporary solutions regarding interdependence, diversity, and ambiguity outdated from one day to another [ 48 ]. It also implies constant change and adaptation to changing conditions. As a result, Dell can produce any model, with any feature, in less than three days, while keeping its total cost to half that of its competitors.

The information from the MBOM feeds the business systems used to order parts and build the product. Globalization and context dependence Globalization boots complexity by the erosion of boundaries, higher mobility, heterarchy, and higher dynamics. However, important question these days is that — can you really make this product?

Simple_Complexity: A Management Book For The Rest of Us: A Guide to Systems Thinking

Identifying the sources and factors that contribute or increase project complexity is paramount for project managers. Inaccuracies in a manufacturing BOM lead to problems: If the wrong parts or wrong quantities of parts are ordered, a company will not be able to build enough product—or any product at all.

From his working-class childhood to his early days in G. This article will focus on the first two aspects. Incorrect or incomplete information can also lead to amplification in demand, more commonly known as the Bullwhip Effect, a phenomenon in which we see the demand grow as we move up the supply chain, due to changes in end-customer consumption.

I agree, to see what you mean is cool, especially if you can make it before it will be manufactured. The importance of BOM is high. However, to consider size an indication of complexity, the organizational structure of a system should be over a minimum critical size and their elements need to be interrelated [ 41 ].

It encompasses two components, the number of elements multiplicity and their dissimilarity variety. For manufacturing and operations departments that are already running lean, cleaning up these mistakes is a hassle that wastes time and money.

When using the U-process developed by Kahane [ 56 ], project managers undertake three activities: i sensing the current reality of the project; ii reflecting about what is going on and what they have to do; and iii realizing and acting quickly to bring forth a new reality.

If yes, than how? Navigation of foreign regulations and legal restrictions.What is MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in Complex Discrete Manufacturing? Foreword Today’s competitive manufacturing arena demands lower cost, more product variants, shorter product introductions, and better compliance to industry standards and regulations.

This has led. Focusing on areas where the improvement needs of the process industry differ from parts assembly manufacturing, Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity, Second Edition: Covers each of the eight wastes commonly described in Lean literature, looking at how they manifest themselves in process operations.

This is an all-inclusive Operations Management book that covers much more in complexity than most college texts. This Operations Management book can also act as reference to various courses since several concepts are discussed with abundant detail which I found useful.

Complexity metrics for mixed model manufacturing systems The objective of this paper is to further define a new quantitative metric, which can assess how well a manufacturing system can handle the complexity induced by the demanded input part mix ratio. The basic principle for.

She has written many articles, book chapters and a co-authored book on the topic of complexity and management in health care, ‘Edgeware: Complexity Resources for Healthcare Leaders’. Her latest co-authored book, ‘Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed’ is a Canadian best seller published in and published in Japan in and.

products. This increases production complexity, which should be managed through a holistic approach in order to avoid sub-optimization, focus usage and support relevant changes in the production set-up.

This paper presents a first step approaching such a framework, a method for measuring production complexity specifically on a station.