Category: Productivity

If there’s one thing worse than downtime for manufacturers, it’s unexplained downtime. You’re doing everything right – keeping up with your suppliers’ preventive maintenance schedules, giving your team plenty of training opportunities, integrating the latest technology – but when the output numbers arrive at the end of the month, you’re still falling short…
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Few things are more awkward than explaining to a customer why a part is late. Even good excuses will only be tolerated a few times before a customer decides to find a more reliable manufacturer. Most of the time, however, manufacturers find themselves without any excuse at all except unpredictable lead times –…
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What do manufacturing facilities share in common with supermarkets, post offices and wireless networks? They all involve waiting in queues, whether it’s a computer waiting to connect to public Wi-Fi, customers in a queue to check out at the grocery store or work in progress (WIP) sitting until a machine is open at…
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