Our economy and future way of life depend on how well American manufacturing managers adapt to the dynamic, globally competitive. After a brief introductory chapter, “Factory Physics” 3/e is divided into three parts: I The Lessons of History; II Factory Physics; and III Principles in Practice. Hopp presents the concepts of manufacturing processes and controls within a ” physics” or “laws of nature” analogy–a novel Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management. Front Cover. Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman.

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Waveland Press – Factory Physics, Third Edition, by Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman

The book states that, in the presence of variabilitythere are only three buffers available to synchronize demand and transformation with lowest cost and highest service level: The Lessons of History.

There is plenty of examples, questions and phyxics which help to better understand problems. Account Options Sign in. Selected pages Page 9. Part II presents the core concepts of the book, spearan with the structure of the science of manufacturing and a discussion of the systems approach to problem solving.


Written for both engineering and management students, the authors demonstrate the effectiveness of a rule-based and data driven approach to operations planning and control. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The theoretical explanations are not overwhelming. They advance an organized framework from which to evaluate management practices and develop useful intuition about manufacturing systems. Understanding it enables managers and engineers to work with the natural tendencies of manufacturing systems to: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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With this book there is not an exception, however, the technical is physicd to a minimum and is still fairly easy to approach. Foundations of Manufacturing Managementfirst edition, Not enabled X-Ray for Textbooks: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Showing of 29 reviews. Design effective new systems. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The authors compare and contrast common problems, including shop floor control, long-range aggregate planning, workforce planning and capacity management.


The book states that its approach enables practical, predictive understanding of faxtory and stocks and how to best use the three levers to optimally synchronize demand and transformation. HoppMark L. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Factory Physics [1] is a book written by Wallace Hopp and Mark Spearman, which introduces a science of operations for manufacturing management. The book ohpp used both in industry and in academia for reference and teaching on operations management. A Process of Ongoing Improvement.

Its a very difficult read as it contains lots of formulas and physics!

Factory Physics for Managers: I know the book is used, but the binding in rough shape. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Request Faculty Examination Copy. According to the book’s preface, Factory Physics is “a systematic description of the underlying behavior of manufacturing systems.

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