Manufacturing time compression: Not a technique but a philosophy
UNSPECIFIED (1997) Manufacturing time compression: Not a technique but a philosophy. PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 8 (1). pp. 88-91. ISSN 0953-7287Full text not available from this repository.
Time compression has come a considerable way since Stalk and Hour's seminal work on the subject. Its benefits are gradually becoming better understood: 'Time' is increasingly being used as an objective measure for both business performance and as a catalyst for action towards process improvement. The case is presented for why 'time compression' should not be seen merely as a technique for the improvement of manufacturing processes but rather be seen as an underlying philosophy that drives the business forward. Drawing on the broad experience of working on several in-company projects on the UK Department of Trade and Industry funded Time Compression Programme at Warwick University, and developing in detail one specific example of a company in a highly competitive and seasonal marketplace, it is shown how time compression can be applied as a 'business philosophy' that truly changes the way the business operates.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL|
|Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 88-91|
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