Job Shop Scheduling Velocity Scheduling System Case Study

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Contour Tool did not think it was possible to improve their scheduling  to substantially improve due date performance or ship more with fewer people, but they did just that and more with the Velocity Scheduling System. Read their full success story and check out their results, here:  https://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/On_Time_Shops/Contour-Tool-VSS-success-story.pdf. This is not your typical drum buffer rope or Theory of Constraints success […]

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Manufacturing Expert Dr. Lisa Lang Discusses Theory of Constraints in The Fabricator

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Manufacturing Expert Dr. Lisa Lang Discusses Theory of Constraints in Article  Dr. Lisa Lang, inventor of the Velocity Scheduling System, featured in a November 2011 article discussing her expertise in Theory of Constraints  Green Valley, AZ  – “Dr. Lisa” Lang, President of the Science of Business and inventor of the Velocity Scheduling System is featured in a […]

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Velocity Scheduling System Reviews

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Reviews of Velocity Scheduling System Here are just some of the Velocity Scheduling System reviews.  More reviews can be found under the Blog/Testimonials tab at the top of the page.  With VSS you can reduce lead-times and  improve due date performance all with less chaos.  Read these reviews and results for yourself: “You have heard of the Horse Whisperer well […]

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Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope (DBR)

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Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope – What is DBR? Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) is the Theory of Constraints scheduling process focused on increasing flow by identifying and leveraging the system constraint.  DBR was developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (Eli Goldratt), the father of Theory of Constraints. This article explains what is Drum Buffer Rope and how it works.   This […]

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The biggest constraint we Theory of Constraints consultants find is … (part 2)

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The Allocation Mind-set By Dr Lisa Lang We have worked with companies around the globe and the constraint is always the same.  It’s how we think.  In particular, it’s how the business owner or leader of the company thinks. Last time, in Part 1, we discussed the efficiency mind-set and how focusing on efficiency can lead you astray.  I made the […]

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Custom Fabricator Scheduling Success!

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Shop Scheduling for Fabricators This shop fabricates (new and repairs) custom heat exchangers and pressure vessels. Since the introduction of your velocity concept, we’ve seen an average of 5 jobs ship per week, which was about 1 every two weeks prior to the VSS Coaching (that’s 10 X more job done). Our backlog has gone from an average of 55 […]

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The biggest constraint we Theory of Constraints consultants find is … (part 1)

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Theory of Constraints for Job Shops and Machine Shops (Custom Manufacturers) By Dr Lisa Lang We have worked with companies around the globe implementing Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma and the constraint is always the same.  It’s how we think.  In particular, it’s how the business owner or leader of the company thinks. You buy the same equipment […]

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Job Shop Scheduling Problems and Challenges

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Job Shop Scheduling – High mix low volume job shops and machine shops can be quite a challenge to schedule.   Why?  Here are just a few of the complex problems and challenges that plague the environment: Bottlenecks or constraints in job shops can move based on the volume and type of work. Work is diverse — typically low volume high […]

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Custom Plastic Manufacturer implements Drum Buffer Rope

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A custom polypropylene sheet and product manufacturer participated in the 14 week Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program that is based on the Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope — but modified for custom job shops and machine shops.  The drum buffer rope method has to be modified for custom job shops and machine shops because their constraint can move week […]

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CIRAS partners with Velocity Scheduling System to improve Iowa Companies

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Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), part of Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations is partnering with Dr Lisa and Velocity Scheduling System.  VSS is now being offered as part of the CIRAS offerings.  Iowa companies can now benefit from VSS while taking advantage of CIRAS funding and other programs. If you’re an Iowa custom […]

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