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Technical Paper

Title: Achieving Flawless Launches

Authors: Mark A. Morris and David F. Jambor, M and M Consulting, LLC

Product Information: 10 pp, Published July 13, 2004

Description: In this article, we address two specific issues related to problem launches. First, a simple model that effectively communicates comprehensive criteria for success does not exist. Second, corrective and preventive actions are poorly executed in general, particularly in launch applications.

Available: Go to the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) site at http://www.sme.org/ and search for the SME Product ID: TP04PUB216. This PDF download is free to SME members, and is available to non-members at a nominal price.


Conference Paper

Title: Improving Performance of Machinery and Equipment

Author: Mark A. Morris

Product Information: Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2000, proceedings, published August 06, 2002, pages 31-34

Partial Abstract: For many products, the application of reliability and maintainability (R&M) is mature. From communications to transportation, the people who work on improving the performance of products deserve much credit. Digital networks to improve communication clarity and performance, one hundred thousand miles between scheduled tune-ups, the list could go on and on. Unfortunately, the application of R&M in the world of machinery and equipment that produces these wonderful products is sometimes far from mature. The good news, there is still some low hanging fruit, some opportunities for real and significant improvement....

Available: Go to the IEEE Xplore digital library site at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ and search for the paper title, "Improving performance of machinery and equipment." Guests may view abstracts free of charge. Additional information is available to subscribers and IEEE members.

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