job shop scheduling

Your Job is Late, AGAIN -> Poor On Time Delivery

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Dear Customer, As you know we’ve struggled achieving on time delivery.  Let me assure you that this has not been due to lack of interest, or because we don’t value you, our customer.  It was a systemic problem that we’ve only just recently figured out. The purpose of this letter is NOT to provide you with excuses as to why […]

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Job Shop Scheduling Software

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Job Shop Scheduling Software | Machine Shop Scheduling Software I’m like you.  I invested in job shop scheduling software (we used to own a job shop).  Spent hours and hours getting it setup up only to spend more time continually updating the schedule.  Why does it seem that the moment I print the schedule it’s out of date?  And the […]

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Scheduling Job Shops: Flow is KEY!

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By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. 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 […]

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Injection Molding Job Shop Reduces Lead-times 50% to 75%

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Job Shop Reduces Lead-times By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Scheduling and improving the performance of a custom job shop can be challenging (to say the least). Exothermic Molding, Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, is a 24 employee pioneer in reaction injection molding, doing business since 1972. They provide RIM […]

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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 = […]

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Visual Job Shop Scheduling Success – Case Study

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Ohio Job Shop STOPS Focusing on Efficiency and Dramatically Improves with Velocity Scheduling System By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2014 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Mound Laser and Photonics Center Inc. of Kettering OH, successfully completed the Velocity Scheduling System Coaching Program and their story was captured.  MLPC is a custom job shop focused on […]

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Job Shop Scheduling – Backlog Problems (Max Profit #9)

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Job Shop Scheduling – Sales Backlog, Is it too Big or too Small? By Dr Lisa Lang and Brad Stillahn This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2013 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Brad:  “It is common for job shop owners and managers to keep a close eye on the size of their Sales Backlog.  It is a barometer of how things […]

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Job Shop Scheduling Success Story: Big Company, Big Improvement and Big Employee Involvement!

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Job shop scheduling story PDF here. By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2013 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Even the largest and most successful corporations want to improve delivery performance, which is what motivated Chicago Metallic Corporation (CMC), a world leader in custom architectural building products, to get on board with the Velocity Scheduling System […]

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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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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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