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Making Common Sense Common Practice / Edition 3

Making Common Sense Common Practice / Edition 3

by Ron Moore


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Presenting the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world, this book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, and improve many other aspects that ultimately raise your company's performance to the level of world-class. 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' takes a good, hard look at plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training, and implementing a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the successes and failures of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed - and profit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750678216
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 506
Sales rank: 862,821
Product dimensions: 1.02(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ron Moore, P.E., is the managing partner of The RM Group, Inc., and an internationally recognized authority on reliability, manufacturing, and maintenance strategies. He has also been president of Computational Systems, Inc., a supplier of instruments and software to manufacturing companies. Moore holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of New Haven and is conversational in Russian.

Table of Contents

Manufacturing and business excellence; Benchmarks, bottlenecks, and best practices; Integrating the marketing and manufacturing strategies; Plant design and capital project practices; Procurement practices; Stores/parts management practices; Installation practices; Operational practices; Maintenance practices; Optimizing the preventive maintenance process; Implementing a computerized maintenance management system; Effective use of contractors in a manufacturing plant; Total productive and reliability-centered maintenance; Implementation of reliability processes; Leadership and organizational behavior & structure; Training; Performance measurement

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