Enhanced process verification through re-engineering the manufacturing procedure

Akbar Jamshidi, Paul Maropoulos, Jon Cave

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    In today’s modern manufacturing industry there is an increasing need to improve internal processes to meet diverse client needs. Process re-engineering is an important activity that is well understood by industry but its rate of application within small to medium size enterprises (SME) is less developed. Business pressures shift the focus of SMEs toward winning new projects and contracts rather than developing long-term, sustainable manufacturing processes. Variations in manufacturing processes are inevitable, but the amount of non-conformity often exceeds the acceptable levels. This paper is focused on the re-engineering of the manufacturing and verification procedure for discrete parts production with the aim of enhancing process control and product verification. The ideologies of the ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ approaches to manufacturing are useful in the context of process re-engineering for data improvement. Currently information is pulled from the market and prominent customers, and manufacturing companies always try to make the right product, by following customer procedures that attempt to verify against specifications. This approach can result in significant quality control challenges. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of process re-engineering in product verification in SMEs. Leadership, culture, ownership and process management are among the main attributes required for the successful deployment of process re-engineering. This paper presents the findings from a case study showcasing the application of a modified re-engingeering method for the manufacturing and verification process. The findings from the case study indicate there are several advantages to implementing the re-engineering method outlined in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event38th MATADOR conference on advanced manufacturing - National Formosa University, Huwei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 28 Mar 201530 Mar 2015

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    Conference38th MATADOR conference on advanced manufacturing
    CountryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityHuwei
    Period28/03/1530/03/15

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    Reengineering
    Manufacturing
    Process reengineering
    Small and medium-sized enterprises
    Manufacturing process
    Ownership
    Quality control
    Industry
    Process management
    Manufacturing companies
    Ideology
    Manufacturing industries
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    Jamshidi, A., Maropoulos, P., & Cave, J. (2015). Enhanced process verification through re-engineering the manufacturing procedure. 38th MATADOR conference on advanced manufacturing, Huwei, Taiwan, Province of China.
    Jamshidi, Akbar ; Maropoulos, Paul ; Cave, Jon. / Enhanced process verification through re-engineering the manufacturing procedure. 38th MATADOR conference on advanced manufacturing, Huwei, Taiwan, Province of China.
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