September 2011

Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (TLS): Better Results Together

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This APICS magazine article provides the results of a test of Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean and Six Sigma (TLS) across 21 plants. Lean accounted for 4% of the savings realized. Six Sigma accounted for 7% of the savings. But Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean and Six Sigma, when used together, accounted for 89% of the savings! And if you […]

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Eliyahu M Goldratt

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To read this 2008 article by Dr Eliyahu M Goldratt, just click the link below. The hand written comments in the article were provided for Velocity Scheduling System clients. VSS is a visual scheduling system for highly custom job shops and machine shops –so keep that in mind as you read the comments. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by […]

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Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing — a 3 part article series

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The final part in a 3 part series on reshoring has just been published. Part 1 is titled Velocity Manufacturing and is authored by Dr Lisa Lang . Part 2 is titled Total Cost of Ownership Calculation and is authored by Harry Moser. Then Part 3 was co-written by the two and is titled Reshoring Manufacturing Can Increase Your Competitiveness. June: […]

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