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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 ebookThe True Cost of Downtime by Don Fitchett, Business Industrial Network; 

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

This ebook is also available for purchase by libraries through Follett: TitleWave and TitleTales.

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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Feed Forward Publications, February 2006, ESBN: F36-047B-2151-10B2

"True Down Time Costs Analysis focus on costing methods and costing techniques that quantify like activities that previously fell under the indirect cost definition, like the hidden cost of outsourcing, warranties, etc. This technique is a must for bottleneck management, but also should be applied to piece manufacturing and even other industries."


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