Understanding the 3 primary continuous improvement techniques proven to increase operational performance 

Production scheduling should satisfy two fundamental objectives: prediction and execution. The most important outcome of a scheduling system is a reliable prediction of what will happen and when it will happen. This prediction and subsequent execution (how it will happen) is what enables manufacturing companies to properly size resources, inventory, establish lead times and provide customer delivery commitments with confidence.

This resource will help you understand how to leverage all the available tools and continuous improvement techniques to achieve the following (and more):

  • Pull-systems in place
  • Constraints are subordinated and managed
  • Inventory levels are rapid turning with near zero WIP
  • Effective problem solving in place to achieve zero defects
  • One-piece flow (or the smallest possible lot sizes) is understood    and in practice
  • Lead times are zero for make-to-stock items and near zero for make   to order items
  • Clean, organized facility with “status at a glance” visual controls
  • Trained, flexible and empowered workforce