Sometimes characterized as how to easily, repeatedly, and economically manufacture a product, producibility has stimulated the development and growth of numerous effective methodologies. Detailed information is available through technical documents, manuals, and software programs on topics ranging from Design for Manufacture / Assembly to the Six Sigma process of producibility measurement. Few documents, however, bring together
concepts, techniques, and tools into a single explanation of what constitutes a successful producibility system, how to establish one, execute it, and measure results. That is the intent of these guidelines.
This guidelines document:
- Presents five basic steps to achieving producibility for any size organization;
- Helps those involved in designing and manufacturing a product to understand basic producibility concepts;
- Serves as a tool to assess an organization's current producibility efforts;
- Assists in identifying opportunities for improvement of an organization's producibility system;
- Provides information on what might be considered best-in-class in a producibility system; and
- Should be integrated into learning environments such as company training centers and the engineering
curricula of technical colleges.