Theory of Constraints

Leadership for Job Shop Manufacturing Part 2

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This was originally published in May 2012 but has been updated to reflect my current views. By Dr Lisa Lang, Job Shop Manufacturing expert Job Shop Manufacturing – Theory of Constraints LEADERSHIP This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. In Part 1 I covered the Theory of Constraints first Law of Leadership — “Don’t […]

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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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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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The Goal by Goldratt is on Amazon Top Executives Book Club

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By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2013 Visit our Re-post guidelines. In an interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo, Jon Fortt for CNBC reported:  This summer he (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo) spent time at Lab126, a Silicon Valley outpost about a mile from Apple headquarters where Amazon engineers hash out hardware designs. And he also […]

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Max Profit #5 – Strategic Planning for Job Shops Budgeting

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Maximizing Profitability the TOC Way #5   This is the fifth in the series of conversations. Brad:  “Let’s talk about job shop strategy.  After all, it’s that time of year again.” Dr. Lisa:  “Yes, in the big companies you and I used to work for, the budgeting process starts early and continue for weeks and weeks – almost interminably.” Brad:  “In […]

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Job Shop Productivity and Machine Shop Productivity – Max Profit Part 4

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Maximizing Profitability the TOC Way #4 – Job Shop Productivity & Machine Shop Productivity This is the fourth in the series of conversations. Brad:  “So you have recommended that improving productivity is a great first step for maximizing profitability for highly custom job shops and machine shops.  But that first step of cutting work-in-process (WIP) seems so counterintuitive.  Can you […]

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Maximizing Job Shop and Machine Shop Profitability the TOC Way part 3

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  This is the third in the series of conversations on the maximizing profitability of job shops and machine shops the Theory of Constraints way! Brad:  “If a job shop or machine shop business owner could start (1) by improving company productivity, or (2) by improving the company’s offer to its market segment, which would you recommend first?” Dr. Lisa:  “I can make […]

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Job Shop and Machine Shop Profitability using Theory of Constraints

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  This starts a series of conversations about Maximizing Profitability the TOC (Theory of Constraints) Way.  While Science of Business, Inc. focuses on highly custom job shop scheduling and machine shop scheduling, we will make sure the content of these conversations will apply equally well to all other organizations.  Feel free – please- to leave comments below this post.  Congratulations […]

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Theory of Constraints and Manufacturing Expert Dr. Lisa Lang Featured in Newsweek

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dr. Lisa Lang, of the Science of Business, was recently featured in Newsweek as well as major online media outlets, including Yahoo!Finance, Morningstar, CNBC, MarketWatch and many others.  Green Valley, AZ – January 9, 2013 – “Dr. Lisa” Lang, President of the Science of Business, was recently featured in Newsweek as a “Champion”.  A feature story about […]

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Michigan Precision Machine Shop Scheduling Success Story

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Manufacturing and Theory of Constraints Expert Dr. Lisa Lang Features a Michigan Precision Machine Shop Success Story Robert Peuterbaugh, President of Joint Production Technology, shares his story of how the Velocity Scheduling System is helping his company to see increased production and profits. Green Valley, AZ – December 29, 2012 – “Dr. Lisa” Lang, President of the Science […]

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