Table of contents for Competitive manufacturing management : continuous improvement, lean production, customer-focused quality / John M. Nicholas.

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Part 1-Continuous Improvement, Waste Elimination, Customer Focus
Chapter 1-Race without a Finish Line
Chapter 2-Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement 
Chapter 3-Value Added and Waste Elimination
Chapter 4-Customer-Focused Quality

Part 2-Elements of Lean Production

Chapter 5-Small Lot Production
Chapter 6-Set-Up Time Reduction 
Chapter 7-Maintaining and Improving Equipment
Chapter 8-Pull Production Systems
Chapter 9-Simplifying Products and Processes
Chapter 10-Analysis and Design of Workcells
Chapter 11-Standard Operations

Part 3-Quality Products, Quality Processes

Chapter 12-Quality of Design
Chapter 13-Inspection and Acceptance Sampling
Chapter 14-Statistical Process Control
Chapter 15-Systems for Zero Defects

Part 4 -Simplified Production Planning and Control

Chapter 16-Achieving Level Production
Chapter 17-Balancing and Synchronizing Production
Chapter 18-Planning and Control in Pull Production 

Part 5-Beyond The Production System

Chapter 19-Managing the Supply Chain
Chapter 20-Activity Based Costing
Chapter 21-Summary: Managing by Performance

MRP -Based Planning, Scheduling, and Control

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Production management, Costs, Industrial, Quality control