Moving Right Along

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Cartia, Robert   (ASQ)  

Quality Progress    Vol. 42    No. 10
QICID: 29712    October 2009    pp. 40-45
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Article Abstract

The concept of machine order of operation, a method used to better understand machine sequential motion, was developed in 1996. The machine order of operation analysis is a visual management tool to be used during machine delay troubleshooting. The method drew its inspiration from the Toyota Production System (TPS) that emphasizes the importance of conducting motion analysis to identify wasted machine motion. The concept can be applied to manually or programmable logic controlled machines, and can be used to standardize and simplify every aspect of the process.

Keywords

Manufacturing, Machinery, Maintenance, Preventive maintenance, Toyota Production System (TPS), Process control optimization


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