Tag: Covid-19

Why reducing lead time will help machine shops recover from the crisis

The current situation is changing the way we are thinking. After we make sure that our family, friends, colleagues and ourselves are safe and healthy, we wonder how our business will recover from this unprecedented crisis. If they can adapt, local machine shops can become an alternative to overseas suppliers. Supply chains have…
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Leverage a sense of urgency to implement Visual Management

In all negative situations there are things to learn and opportunities for improvement. The sense of urgency is very high today so let’s use it to drive change starting with Visual Management. In many workshops it has already started as a means to apply physical distancing. Companies who implemented Visual Management efficiently followed…
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How Covid-19 improved supermarket lead time and on-time delivery

This post is adapted from something I posted on LinkedIn a few weeks back (you can find the original here). The way you want to optimize your production, increasing utilization of your bottleneck, improving flows and reducing your lead time can be found in supermarkets today. Probably without even knowing it, supermarkets took…
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