New PDF release: Bottom-Line Automation, 2nd Edition

By Peter G. Martin

ISBN-10: 1556179626

ISBN-13: 9781556179624

This newly revised version is helping today’s production businesses face the demanding situations of an international industry the place all the pieces of the operation needs to develop into extra effective to reinforce the base line. in keeping with the consequences and conclusions of an utilized study venture of technique production operations directed by way of the writer, Bottom-Line Automation provides an summary of greater than 30 years of developments, stating the strengths and pitfalls of every. The e-book additionally explains how brands chosen automation expertise providers for cutting-edge technological positive aspects of their platforms instead of for the advancements the know-how may possibly provide the producing operation. New themes within the ebook talk about the industrial optimization of business resources.

Key findings comprise the truth that returns on automation investments have been not often, if ever, calculated. in truth, accounting structures weren't even able to measuring the functionality provided by means of technique automation structures. the writer explains a technique for measuring and bettering automation method functionality for the final word goal—the base line, and gives case experiences of the way this type of method used to be carried out in 3 method production companies. the writer brings greater than 30 years of event, schooling, and study jointly during this unheard of paintings

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This educational movement was not isolated to a few of the laborers, but represented a widespread trend. The workforce continued to become better educated, and at the same time workers became much better qualified and motivated to make significant contributions to the manufacturing environment. As we noted earlier in this chapter, the computer was introduced into the manufacturing process in the late 1960s. Certainly in the process industries, at least, the computer has since become a primary interface between the operators and the manufacturing operations.

Unfortunately, because of tradition, the information that is being presented to the majority of these craftsmen is essentially the same as was presented to their predecessors. In the meantime, the level of control exercised by automation systems has increased significantly, giving the process operators more available time. Unfortunately, the mindset of management has been to avoid giving them any more responsibility because that would mean giving up authority. Yes, this new workforce is skilled and educated.

Book Page 38 Friday, August 19, 2005 9:54 AM C H A P T E R 2 : T E C H N O L O G Y A N D T H E B O T T O M L I N E that to survive they had to take advantage of this vast unskilled, uneducated human resource. It was a major challenge. Typically, the few skilled craftsmen who were available were recruited to join the management force in plants and mills. Thus, they would help to organize and direct the unskilled laborers. But the work habits of the new labor force were not entirely appropriate for manufacturing operations.

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