Drum Buffer Rope

Drum Buffer Rope

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Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) is a scheduling process focused on increasing flow by identifying and leverage the system constraint.  Drum Buffer Rope (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. It’s the application of […]

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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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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 – October 10, 2012 – “Dr. Lisa” Lang, President of the Science of Business and inventor of the Velocity Scheduling System […]

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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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Theory of Constraints Velocity Scheduling System Webinar

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WEBINAR:  How to Get More Jobs Done Faster Each webinar covers  exactly how to get MORE Jobs Done Faster.  We cover how scheduling is traditionally done and then we cover the Velocity Scheduling System approach.  During the webinar you learn what to go do TOMORROW! Sign up here: https://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/webinar/ WARNING: The Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program is NOT training. This […]

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FREE Webinar on Job Shop and Machine Shop Scheduling

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This webinar replay is on exactly how to Get More Jobs Done Faster. It is NOT theory but a specific “how to”. This is the same program recommended by Westinghouse to their vendors and recommened internally to Schlumberger plants. To participate LIVE in one of these webinars and to get YOUR questions answered, sign up here: https://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/webinar/ Space is limited […]

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Is there a one page overview of the Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program?

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Here is a one page overview of the Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program: https://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/VSSonesheet.pdf The Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program is based on Eliyahu M. Goldratt Theory of Constraints and the Drum Buffer Rope approach to scheduing. It was specifically designed for scheduling job shops and for scheduing machine shops, both of which tend to be highly custom environments.

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Theory of Constraints Results After 1 Year

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By Dr Lisa Lang You may remember these graphs from some reported results (a testimonial) on job shop scheduling below. Well I just got an update from Tanya. Here it is: SUBJECT: Our One Year Anniversary “Welp it’s Criterion’s one year anniversary with the VSB (Velocity Scheduling System) and WE STILL love it! A few major projects went thru our […]

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Theory of Constraints Results, Case Study

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By Dr Lisa Lang The rock stars at Cavaform International LLC proved that Velocity Scheduling System based on Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints and Drum Buffer Rope WORKS!  After just 2 months Cavaform experienced a 2.6 X improvement in pieces shipped.   I received another update at the end of April showing the results continued.  The units shipped went down by a few units but […]

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

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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 as your competitors.  You hire from the same labor pool.  The […]

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