(306 D)- WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING

1. Historical perspective: World class Excellent organizations – American and Japanese Companies Deming Awards , Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award – Globalization – Global Companies – Models for manufacturing excellence – Business Excellence
2. Bench marks, Bottlenecks and Best Practices: Concepts of benchmarking, bottleneck and best practices, Best performers – Gaining competitive edge through world class manufacturing – Value added manufacturing – eliminating waste – Toyota Production System – example. (6)
3. System & tools for world class manufacturing: Improving Product & Process 62 Design – Lean Production – SQC , FMS, Rapid Prototyping , Poka Yoke , 5-S ,3 M, use of IT ,JIT, Product Mix , Optimizing , Procurement & stores practices , Total Productive maintenance , Visual Control
4. Human Resource Management in WCM: Adding value to the organization – Organizational learning – techniques of removing Root cause of problems – People as problem solvers – New organizational structures. Associates – Facilitators – Teamsmanship – Motivation and reward in the age of continuous improvement.
5. Typical characteristics of WCM companies: Performance indicators – what is world class Performance – Six Sigma philosophy.
6. Indian Scenario: Leading Indian companies towards world class manufacturing – Task Ahead