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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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Qualitel Corp implements Velocity Scheduling System and wins Award

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Velocity Scheduling System Tuanhai Hoang, President, Qualitel Corporation is named Manufacturing Executive of the Year, large firms. Qualitel implemented Velocity Scheduling System (VSS) and reduced lead-times by 25%.  You can read the full article here:  http://seattlebusinessmag.com/article/2015-washington-manufacturing-awards-manufacturing-executive-year-large-firms  Qualitel is a custom electronics manufacturer making circuit boards and complex box assemblies for aerospace, medical, industrial and military customers.  Like most custom manufacturers they […]

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The Goal book by Eliyahu Goldratt

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The path to publishing The Goal book was difficult.  In 1984 there were no business novels.  Eliyahu Goldratt or Eli would tell a story about publishers passing on his book because it was a business book and a “love story”, and they did not know what shelf to put it on. In the account I heard, he said it took talking […]

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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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Job Shop Scheduling using Drum Buffer Rope

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Job Shop Scheduling | Machine Shop Scheduling DEFINITION:  Job shop scheduling is the processes and system for determining which jobs should run in which order. That’s easy to say but can be very difficult to do in many custom job shops and machine shops.  Job shop production scheduling often has to deal with constraints or bottlenecks that move week to […]

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Leadership for Job Shop Manufacturing

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This article on job shop manufacturing leadership was originally published in 2012 , but was updated to reflect the current data and my current thinking.  This has been one of my most popular and controversial posts ever.  Some (not all) of the feedback I’ve received is below.  Please add yours. Job Shop Manufacturing – Theory of Constraints 2 Laws of Leadership […]

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16 Job Shop Scheduling Problems Infographic

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By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Back in 2007 I published the 9 Challenges to Scheduling Your Job Shop and Why Your Schedule is Dead on Arrival. That ebook captured some of the biggest problems job shops can face and to scheduling machine shop work, but as you know […]

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Financial Dashboard for Job Shops and Machine Shops

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Key Financial Metrics for Job Shops and Machine Shops Metrics are a key part of managing any job shop and tracking financial health.  You want enough metrics in your financial dashboard to keep the pulse of what’s going on, but not too many.  Too many metrics can be time consuming to enter, but even if you could automatic them — […]

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Industry Week Best Plants Use Theory of Constraints

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85% of the 2014 Industry Week best plant finalists and winners used Theory of Constraints over the past 5 years. By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Industry Week’s Best Plants awards were established in 1990.  Their stated purpose: To recognize plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase […]

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Precision Machining Job Market and Opportunities #mfg #manufacturing

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Precision Machining Job Market By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2013 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Recently the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) compiled some summary data on the precision machining job market and job opportunities based on the U.S Department of Commerce report on the earnings of new hires in manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Commerce report documents how […]

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