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Title Systems in a factory. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 26 min., 31 sec.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by TV Choice in 2008.
Summary This film looks at the key systems used in a factory. It focuses on two case studies: the Glaxo Smith Kline toothpaste factory and plastic injection moulding company, Time RPS. How do they compare? Types of production: GSK is an example of continuous flow production: they make a million tubes of toothpaste a day. Time RPS mostly does lower volume, batch production. The film follows one product from design stage to final production, in the process explaining how computer-aided design feeds through to computer-aided manufacture. Stock control: Key to production is ordering the right amounts of raw materials to fulfil orders. At the toothpaste factory this is achieved by two main systems: materials requirement planning and scheduling. Quality is an essential factor in both factories, which is underpinned by quality systems and the quality standard, ISO 9000. Robots: What work do robots do? How are they controlled and what are the benefits? We use examples from both factories. Cleanliness and efficiency inside the factory is one thing - but what about the pollution caused by transporting things to and from the factory?
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject GlaxoSmithKline.
Manufacturing processes.
Factory management.
Genre Short films.
Added Author Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1065011 Kanopy
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