Velocity Scheduling System

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

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Theory of Constraints for Job Shops and Machine Shops (Custom Manufacturers) 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 […]

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Leadership for Job Shop Manufacturing Part 2

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By Dr Lisa Lang, Job Shop Manufacturing expert Job Shop Manufacturing – Theory of Constraints LEADERSHIP This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. Visit our Re-post guidelines. In Part 1 I covered the Theory of Constraints first Law of Leadership — “Don’t be a sissy!” And I have to admit I was holding my breath as I clicked […]

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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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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 = 5 […]

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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 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 laser-based microfabrication for medical, automotive, microelectronics and defense industries, among others. They were […]

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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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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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The Goal by Goldratt is on Amazon Top Executives Book Club

by Dr Lisa Lang

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 hosted three all-day book clubs with Amazon’s top executives, capped by nice dinners at the end. Bezos […]

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