Measuring Flowrate

Roman Tuero December 04, 2019

Use Measurements There are many ways to get more productivity out of your process. One such way is using measurements. Simply put, if you don’t give your team a target, then how can you expect.

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Replenishment Models vs. MRP Systems

John Denzel December 02, 2019

  The Challenges with MRP: MRP Systems have been used for decades to help with material planning. The promise has been an MRP system can tell the user what, when, and how many items are required. 

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Progressive Work Across Your Organization

Roman Tuero November 20, 2019

Build on Henry Ford Redesigning your process to perform the work progressively is one of the best ways to achieve better productivity. Henry Ford designed his assembly line in a progressive.

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It is Not Supplier Lead Time - It is Your Lead Time

John Denzel November 13, 2019

There is an old saying in operations management; “You need to manage your supply chain, or it will manage you.” Few fields in your MRP system impact the amount of inventory in your supply chain as.

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Checks and Double Checks

Roman Tuero October 07, 2019

  Quality as a Metric It doesn’t help to be faster than your competition if your product quality is inferior. It is also important to recognize that there’s more to quality than just saying it is.

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How Progressive Sticking Can Increase Efficiency

Roman Tuero October 03, 2019

Lean Flow Principles can be applied in almost any industry, not just manufacturing. These same principles apply and work impressively well in the green industry. Let’s focus on an area near and dear.

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True Cost of Inventory

John Denzel September 16, 2019

  Big Picture Costs of Inventory Companies often miss the bigger picture. Recently, we have taken a small step as some companies now talk about landed costs as opposed to only the price paid for the.

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The Right Way to Determine a Targeted Service Level

John Denzel September 09, 2019

  Understand Expected Service Levels The first step in determining the “right” inventory level is to understand the expected service level associated with that inventory. 

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