Extension of Manufacturing System Design Decomposition to Implement Manufacturing Systems That are Sustainable
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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.
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
David S. Cochran, Steve Hendricks, Jason Barnes, and Zhuming Bi (2016).
Extension of Manufacturing System Design Decomposition to Implement Manufacturing Systems That are Sustainable. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.138 (10). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).