IMI-Norgren's Lean Factory & Business Process Re-engineering Project. An In-depth Technical Discussion and Virtual Factory Tour / Demonstration on Video (DVD video and/or Optional 3D eBook)

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Title: IMI-Norgren's Lean Factory & Business Process Re-engineering Project. An In-depth Technical Discussion and Virtual Factory Tour / Demonstration on Video (DVD video, and/or Optional 3D eBook)
Author(s) / Editor: Guy Dunkerley, Operations Director, IMI-Norgren at Kenilworth, UK, and Nick Norton, Principal Consultant at Nick Norton Associates, UK Interviews and Edited by Professor Paul G. Ranky, PhD, NJIT, USA
Description: Level: Aimed at engineers, managers, product / process design engineers, CAD, CAM, CAE, IT experts, manufacturing systems engineers, quality control engineers, factory designers, and professionals interested in learning about lean manufacturing and assembly. Several sections and cases could be ideal for marketing, for undergraduate and graduate education, and even for high school students and technicians learning/ exploring lean product / process design, teamwork, factory automation principles, and related technology.

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include with special thanks to IMI-Norgren at Kenilworth, UK, Nick Norton Associates, UK, CIMware Ltd. UK, CIMware USA, Inc., and others.

This electronic publication is a professional quality DVD video presentation by Guy Dunkerley, Operations Director, IMI-Norgren, and Nick Norton, Principal Consultant. The presentation includes a full factory tour, covering every important manufacturing and assembly operation, and even some lean design considerations. We show the various work cells and processes, then we discuss the way the company, producing precision pneumatic valves, has changed to a lean and efficient factory. Several advanced manufacturing, assembly and process planning use cases are illustrated and discussed in detail. The principles presented apply to literally any industry. (There is an optional 3D eBook with this product covering further methods and well documented results.)

The 3D eBook publication, tested on hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the USA in the UK, EU and the Pacific Rim, is an excellent introduction to Business Process and Factory Re-engineering. It explains methods and practical aspects of different solutions. It discusses several basic principles, as the presenters take us on a guided factory re-engineering tour, explaining what they did, and why.

The over 250 interactive screens and over 45 minutes of digital videos and highly interactive 3DVR screens, cover: An overview of a complex and very successful factory re-engineering project, focusing on integrated production control, finite scheduling, capacity planning, bottleneck control, JIT (Just-in-Time) methods & principles and operator training, with some excellent in-depth, practical discussions and live factory floor demonstrations. Furthermore we cover: the Case/ Problem/ Context Based Learning Method; The Case Based Hi-Tech. Marketing Method with our 3DVR Virtual Product Demo. Technology; Case Documentation Guidelines Following an Object - oriented Method; Contacts and Direct Links to Manufacturers’ Websites; Review Questions & Challenging Problems for Engineering/ Science, for Computing and Engineering Management/ Marketing Students and Professionals; References; We include a Major Glossary of Terms; a section of Advanced 3DVR Object Demos and Beautiful Images/ Videos to relax, as well as Open Source, Customizable MS-Excel Templates.

What you will learn: Having worked through the material, you will be able to understand the key concepts and the process how a traditional manufacturing / assembly company has been changed into a lean, profitable and efficient operation.

System Requirements: DVD-ROM:
NTSC standard definition (SD) DVD video player for TV, or computer. Approximate length 41 minutes, in 4:3 regular screen format, or any good computer screen (min. 800 x 600 resolution). Also available in PAL format, as well as for the Video iPod. Please visit for available formats and further products.

3D eBook System Requirements: Multimedia Mac, PC and Linux Compatible. Use a 500 MHz CPU or faster, and 16 bit, 800 x 600 dpi, or better screen resolution. Runs off-line and/ or on-line the web using a web-browser and QuickTime ver. 5 or later FREE from:

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