What does 3M mean in Manufacturing?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand 3M in the Miscellaneous field in general and in the Manufacturing terminology in particular.

Man, Machine, Material

The basic "3M" factors in manufacturing, also known as the 3 "M"s. Alternatives include: 1. Manpower / Human operator(s) 2. Machine(s) / Machinery (design, etc.) 3. Material(s) Additional related acronyms include: 4M ... Method 5M ... Measurement 6M ... Maintenance 8M ... Money and Management These affect the quality, productivity, safety, or cost of operations. The concept is widely used in Japan and by other manufacturers worldwide.

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What does 3M mean?

3M
The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and produces more than 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electronic materials, medical products, car-care products, electronic circuits and optical films. 3M has operations in more than 65 countries—29 international companies with manufacturing operations and 35 companies with laboratories. 3M India is the only public company other than the parent company. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 196 countries, and many 3M products are available online directly from the company.

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