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The True Cost of Downtime

Time management, project management and lean manufacturing enabler. An aid to understanding for the six sigma black belt.

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free ebooksThe True Cost of Downtime by Don Fitchett, Business Industrial Network; 2002

ESBIN: C60-592B-1b38-40E8


Guide to process mapping production cost. Primarily explorers manufacturing cost metrics in an exhaustive effort to create awareness of the greatest cost savings opportunities in facilities today. Covers over nineteen cost centers with real dollar amounts and examples.


Some areas covered are Bottlenecks, Engineering, Labor, Maintenance, Management, Outsourcing, Overhead, QC, Sales Expectation, Scrap, Shipping, Startup Cost and Tooling. This book also contains articles, glossary, calculators and extensive references to resources available on the Internet. The author encourages use of this book and OEE to realize the greatest return on your Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing investments. 

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Feed Forward Publications, March 2003, ISBN: 1-933047-15-1

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