Each month new articles, book reviews, and other content are added to the Superfactory website. The new content is featured in the monthly e-newsletter which goes out to 50,000 subscribers worldwide, and we will also post a monthly heads-up on this blog.
New content in February includes:
The featured article is from Bob Emiliani and is titled Frank Woollard: The Forgotten Pioneer of Flow Production. The following is a brief excerpt, and you can read the entire article here.
The historical record of the origins of Lean management centers almost
exclusively on Ford Motor Company in the 1910s and 1920s and Toyota
Motor Corporation in the 1950s through the 1970s. There is no mention
of the British automaker Morris Motors Ltd., the pioneering production
work of Frank G. Woollard in the mid-1920s, or their possible influence
on Toyota Motor Corporation in its formative years. Woollard’s
groundbreaking work has been forgotten, overlooked, or ignored. That
now has to change.
The featured book this month is Principles of Mass and Flow Production by Frank Woollard and Bob Emiliani. The following is a brief summary, click here for more information.
Principles of Mass and Flow Production is a 55th Anniversary Special
Reprint Edition of Frank G. Woollard's long-forgotten book published in
1954, and includes Woollard's amazing 1925 paper "Some Notes on British
Methods of Continuous Production." Both are presented as unabridged
digitized images of the original works, and include commentary and
analysis by noted Lean management practitioner, author,and educator,
Bob Emiliani, Ph.D.
We continually update the other major sections of the website, including:
- PowerPoint Presentations: Over 50 downloadable PowerPoint presentations on lean manufacturing, quality, enterprise, and safety concepts.
- Factory Toolbox: Almost 300 downloadable forms, procedure templates, assessments, and tools to help you not reinvent the wheel.
- Events Calendar: a listing of lean excellence seminars, workshops, training, and conferences worldwide
- Topic Information: Summaries and resources on over 40 enterprise excellence topics.
- Virtual Factory Tours: Web and streaming video tours of over 100 factories.
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We are always looking for new articles and other content. Contact us via the Superfactory website if you would like to contribute to our knowledge base.