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  • Why Do We Batch?

    Increased batch size affects work-in-process inventory levels, manufacturing lead time, local and global safety time issues, and finished goods stock levels by increasing them. Increased batch size affects quality and throughput by decreasing them. However, well thought-out changes to c...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, batch size, queue, lead time, change over, set-up time

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  • Takt Time, Cycle Time, Lead Time

    Learn how to calculate Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time.  Watch this video to understand differences between Takt Time, Cycle Time, and Lead Time. After theoretical introduction there are two examples which clearly show how to calculate each of them, and what are they used for. The Enc...

    Tags: Flow, Lean Basics, lead time, cycle time, takt time

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  • Sidel uses Lean and Six Sigma to reduce lead times and improve quality

    Sidel uses Lean and Six Sigma methodology at all its production sites to reduce lead times and improve efficiency and quality, all of which benefits beverage producers worldwide. In pursuit of operational excellence While Lean is about minimising waste and working smarter in order to maximise cu...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, lead time

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  • Common Misconceptions About Building a Supply Chain

    I recently had a very informative phone conversation with William T. Walker, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, about his most-recent book, Supply Chain Construction: The Basics for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash. During our conversation, I asked Bill: “What are the most common misc...

    Tags: customer demand, end-to-end supply chain, import/export, inventory, lead time, Supply Chain Construction, supply chain network, William T. Walker

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  • Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM): What’s New?

    Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is touted as the answer to Lean for hi-mix, lo-volume environments typically encountered in SMEs like job shops or machine builders. Personally, after having read the book and some papers about QRM, I got interested in QRM for the management of make-to-order pro...

    Tags: Just-in-Time (JIT), Flow, JIT, Just in Time, Kanban, Lead Time, Lean, POLCA, Pull, Push, QRM, Quick Response Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Value Stream

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