One-of-a-Kind Production [electronic resource] / by Yiliu Tu, Paul Dean.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2011Description: XII, 302p. 130 illus., 41 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849965316Subject(s): Engineering | Machinery | Structural control (Engineering) | Engineering | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Production/Logistics/Supply Chain Management | Operating Procedures, Materials TreatmentAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 670 LOC classification: TJ241Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Introduction to the One-of-a-Kind Production System -- 2. Framework of Computer Aided One-of-a-Kind Production System -- 3. Rapid Product Development in One-of-a-Kind Production -- 4. Cost Estimate and Control in One-of-a-Kind Production -- 5. Knowledge Mapping -- 6. Information Generation -- 7. Adaptive Scheduling and Control of One-of-a-Kind Production -- 8. One-of-a-Kind Production Management and Control Software System©.
Despite the numerous competitive advantages of one-of-a-kind production (OKP), the low efficiency and high costs associated with OKP companies threaten to push their business opportunities into the hands of cheaper overseas suppliers. One-of-a-Kind Production introduces a novel strategy and technology to help OKP companies to efficiently mass-produce customized products. In One-of-a-Kind Production, case studies from OKP companies are used to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of the OKP strategy and technology. These case studies include: a structural steel construction company, a manufacturer of specifically ordered compressors and refrigeration systems, a customized high pressure vessel manufacturing company, and a custom window and door manufacturer. To help readers understand OKP strategy and technology, the authors offer a year’s free access to the OKP Management and Control Software System. This system is based on a new integrated production control and management concept, namely product production structure. It is a useful tool – and One-of-a-Kind Production is a valuable guide – for production engineers and managerial staff in manufacturing companies, as well as for university researchers and graduate students.