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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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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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R&D Tax Credit to Improve Job Shop Scheduling

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The Tax Extenders Package signed by President Obama on December 17th, 2010 calls for a two year extension, retroactive to 1/1/10 and through 12/31/11 for the R&D Tax Credit. The definition of Research and Development (R&D) is much broader than people realize.  Activities and costs associated with developing and/or improving a product or process can potentially generate R&D Tax Credits. […]

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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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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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Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope

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Throwing Darts in a Tornado or Theory of Constraints Drum Buffer Rope (Your Choice) By Dr Lisa Lang We are surrounded by complexity. People don’t show up for work, machines go down, jobs take longer to run than we estimated, customers call and change delivery dates, and the list goes on. This tornado of chaos makes it difficult to meet […]

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We have a very complex shop. We do on-site work, repairs, maintenance, and new work. How can I be sure VSS will work with that amount of complexity?

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By Dr Lisa Lang Almost everyone who starts thinks that THEIR job shop is too complex and it won’t work for them.  But at the same time, they’ve tried everything else and on the crazy chance that the Velocity Scheduling System can help, they decide to try it.  First let me give you some idea of the types shops that are DOING […]

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