Our economy and future way of life depend on how well American manufacturing managers adapt to the dynamic, globally competitive. After a brief introductory chapter, “Factory Physics” 3/e is divided into three parts: I The Lessons of History; II Factory Physics; and III Principles in Practice. Hopp presents the concepts of manufacturing processes and controls within a ” physics” or “laws of nature” analogy–a novel Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management. Front Cover. Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman.

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Showing of 29 reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The Lessons of History. Read reviews that mention factory physics must read great book manufacturing systems applied science.

A Process of Ongoing Improvement. The book states that its approach enables practical, predictive understanding of flows and stocks and how to best use the three levers to spearjan synchronize demand and transformation.

Product details File Size: Other topics include behavioral tendencies of manufacturing plants, push and pull production systems, the human element in operations management, and the relationship between quality and operations. Third Edition Wallace J.


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The remainder material is well presented and is interesting to read. The book states that, in the presence of variabilitythere are only three buffers available to synchronize demand and transformation with lowest cost and highest service level: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Must read for everybody interested in the natural behavior of production and supply chain systems.

The book is used both in industry and in academia for reference and teaching on operations management. Identify opportunities for improving existing systems. The Machine That Changed the World: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Physiics. Share your thoughts with other customers. See all 29 reviews.

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The authors compare and contrast common problems, including shop floor control, long-range aggregate planning, workforce planning and capacity management.

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