Job Shop Scheduling Articles

Scheduling Job Shops: Flow is KEY!

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Job Shop Scheduling – a high mix low volume job shop can be a challenge. The complexities and problems in the job shop environment are numerous, just check out this list. Given the long list of challenges, it would seem almost impossible to improve flow in a job shop.  However, it IS quite possible.  BUT you do have to go about […]

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Reducing Job Shop Costs versus Increasing Job Shop Throughput

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Reducing Job Shop Costs I was just reading an article on CNCReport.com titled “Never Enough Magnetic Mounts”.  The author was calculating how much money you’d save if you invested in some magnetic strips to make finding tools faster and easier.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: Hourly Pay Rate = $15 ($0.25/minute) Time spent looking for a tool = 5 […]

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Job Shop Scheduling INFOGRAPHIC

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By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2013 Visit our Re-post guidelines. A survey on The 9 Challenges to scheduling a highly custom job shop was conducted and this infographic summarizes the results from 3500 job shops and machine shops. The question was “Which of these challenges to job shop scheduling do you routinely deal with in your […]

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Dr Lisa and Theory of Constraints featured in Wire Forming Technology International

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Dr Lisa was featured in the Fall 2011 Wire Forming Technology International magazine with an article titled: Velocity Manufacturing: Stop focusing on efficiency and focus on velocity to reduce lead and queue times, and to increase lead-time predictability, on-time deliveries, quality and cash flow. The article explains how highly custom job shops and machine shops can schedule and change their […]

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Here’s why it’s hard to REALLY improve (Theory of Constraints Continuous Improvement)

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By Dr Lisa Lang It’s hard to improve because it’s difficult to get perspective on your own business. Here’s a demonstration of perspective … What’s this picture of: (Click the picture to see the answer.) And what’s this a picture of? (Click the picture to see the answer.) That demonstration is from the movie Soul Surfer. And I think it […]

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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

by Dr Lisa Lang

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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Overcome Resistance to Change with Change Management

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By Dr Lisa Lang Facing resistance to change?  Try this step by step change management process. When we encounter resistance to change to implement our ideas or to go in a different direction we are delaying the results we expect to get from those changes. So, it is extremely important to be able to convince others to move in a […]

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Job Shop Scheduling – The Secret To Getting On Time & Reducing Lead Times

by Dr Lisa Lang

This article was just published in the Roll-Kraft newsletter and on their website, let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  To download and print this article, click here:  Job Shop Scheduling SECRET Job Shop Scheduling & Machine Shop Scheduling – THE Secret By Dr Lisa Lang There’s no question that scheduling a custom job shop has it […]

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