The book covers basic manufacturing theory and develops a Cartesian approach to explaining lean. It provides a structured fundament how a lean manufacturing system works. Students get a consistent approach, explaining lean by increased complexity (mono-product, multi-product, complex manufacturing systems) with theorems, corollaries, and lemmas. Instructors get explanations for lean based on a systemic model, helping to transmit a clear view about the theory of lean.
Bruno Ruettiman is Dr.-Ing. (Politecnico di Milano), MBA (Bocconi University, Milan). He has 20 years of experience at the international industry (Alusuisse, Alcan, Rio Tinto). Since 2010 he is freelance consultant as well as consultant/instructor at inspire AG and lecturer at ETH Zurich.
Foreword.- Prologue.- Introduction.- Modeling of production systems.- Preliminary concepts, definitions, and basic production laws.- Reducing process lead time.- Increasing cell utilization.- Linking manufacturing cells.- Triggering production.- Implementing Lean.- Epilogue.- Acknowledgements.