The system Approach to precision manufacturing – Grinding Processes

Need to go beyond Lean and Continuous Improvements?

Do you need step change in cost, quality and productivity?

Earlier this year, Dr. Subramanian led a workshop on the System Approach for associates of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA). Students participated in hands-on, laboratory style experiments, where they collected and analyzed data during grinding processes.

Key learnings from the workshop included:

  • Looking at the manufacturing process “as a whole” as a system
  • Achieving large scale improvements through the application of Science, Engineering and Management principles together (and not as isolated pockets)
  • Learning about the “Microscopic interactions” (i.e) what really happens when the sparks are produced?

More information about the workshop here: Training Program on Grinding.

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