Title

Extension of Manufacturing System Design Decomposition to Implement Manufacturing Systems That are Sustainable

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2016

Publication Source

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume

138

Issue

10

DOI

10.1115/1.4034303

Publisher

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ISBN/ISSN

10871357

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper offers an extension of axiomatic design theory to ensure that leaders, managers, and engineers can sustain manufacturing systems throughout the product lifecycle. The paper has three objectives: to provide a methodology for designing and implementing manufacturing systems to be sustainable in the context of the enterprise, to define the use of performance metrics and investment criteria that sustain manufacturing, and to provide a systems engineering approach that enables continuous improvement (CI) and adaptability to change. The systems engineering methodology developed in this paper seeks to replace the use of the word "lean" to describe the result of manufacturing system design. Current research indicates that within three years of launch, ninety percent of "lean implementations" fail. This paper provides a methodology that leaders, managers, and engineers may use to sustain their manufacturing system design and implementation.

Keywords

Design, Life cycle, Managers, Product design, manufacturing system design, return on investment, sustainable manufacturing systems, continuous improvement, Systems analysis, Systems engineering, Axiomatic design theory, Continuous improvements, Engineering methodology, Investment criteria, Lean implementation, Performance metrics, Re-turn-on, Sustainable manufacturing

Disciplines

Engineering

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