Agile manufacturing from a statistical perspective

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The objective of agile manufacturing is to provide the ability to quickly realize high-quality, highly-customized, in-demand products at a cost commensurate with mass production. More broadly, agility in manufacturing, or any other endeavor, is defined as change-proficiency; the ability to thrive in an environment of unpredictable change. This report discusses the general direction of the agile manufacturing initiative, including research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Energy, and other government agencies, but focuses on agile manufacturing from a statistical perspective. The role of statistics can be important because agile manufacturing requires the collection ... continued below

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Easterling, R.G. October 1, 1995.

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  • Easterling, R.G. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). New Initiatives Dept.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The objective of agile manufacturing is to provide the ability to quickly realize high-quality, highly-customized, in-demand products at a cost commensurate with mass production. More broadly, agility in manufacturing, or any other endeavor, is defined as change-proficiency; the ability to thrive in an environment of unpredictable change. This report discusses the general direction of the agile manufacturing initiative, including research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Energy, and other government agencies, but focuses on agile manufacturing from a statistical perspective. The role of statistics can be important because agile manufacturing requires the collection and communication of process characterization and capability information, much of which will be data-based. The statistical community should initiate collaborative work in this important area.

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OSTI as DE96001762

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  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96001762
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1552
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/119951 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119951
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626004

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Easterling, R.G. Agile manufacturing from a statistical perspective, report, October 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626004/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.