The intention of this workbook is to provide the small manufacturer with a self-assessment method of improving operations and reducing costs. In addition to presenting a general procedure for performing assessments of manufacturing plants, the reader is supplied with the information necessary to implement several specific cost savings projects which are common to most operations. These specific projects were identified from those recommended frequently through the Industrial Assessment Center program. The specific measures are recommendations in energy conservation, waste minimization, and manufacturing productivity designed to reduce production costs for small and medium-sized businesses.
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- Self-Assessment Workbook for Small Manufacturers (PDF)(104 pp, 2 MB, October 2003)