high mix low volume

Does Lean manufacturing work in job shops and machine shops?

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In short, no, Lean manufacturing and lean scheduling for high mix low volume doesn’t work.  Not for scheduling a custom job shop or machine shop. Job Shop Production Why?  Lean manufacturing was developed most notably in Toyota.  In Toyota’s environment lots of the same car are produced for several years until the model changes.  Lean was developed for repetitive manufacturing. (More information on […]

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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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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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Case Study: Job Shop Scheduling in a Reno Machine Shop

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 Increased productivity, increased flow and the ability to deliver FASTER than anyone expected (even the employees and most certainly their customers).   (c) Can Stock Photo Read the entire case study here –> AD Hawk Inc Success Story That’s the headline of this case study.  These claims aren’t usually made in reference to a custom job shop — but that’s exactly what happened. […]

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