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The Goal book by Eliyahu Goldratt

by December 20

The path to publishing The Goal book was difficult.  In 1984 there were no business novels.  Eliyahu Goldratt or Eli would tell a story about publishers passing on his book because it was a business book and a “love story”, and they did not know what shelf to put it on. In the account I heard, he said it took talking […]

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Velocity Scheduling System Reviews

by December 5

Reviews of Velocity Scheduling System Here are just some of the Velocity Scheduling System reviews.  More reviews can be found under the Blog/Testimonials tab at the top of the page.  With VSS you can reduce lead-times and  improve due date performance all with less chaos.  Read these reviews and results for yourself: “You have heard of the Horse Whisperer well […]

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Job Shop Scheduling using Drum Buffer Rope

by April 3

Job Shop Scheduling | Machine Shop Scheduling DEFINITION:  Job shop scheduling is the processes and system for determining which jobs should run in which order. That’s easy to say but can be very difficult to do in many custom job shops and machine shops.  Job shop production scheduling often has to deal with constraints or bottlenecks that move week to […]

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Leadership for Job Shop Manufacturing

by September 5

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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16 Job Shop Scheduling Problems Infographic

by August 3

By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Back in 2007 I published the 9 Challenges to Scheduling Your Job Shop and Why Your Schedule is Dead on Arrival. That ebook captured some of the biggest problems job shops can face and to scheduling machine shop work, but as you know […]

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Financial Dashboard for Job Shops and Machine Shops

by June 2

Key Financial Metrics for Job Shops and Machine Shops By Dr Lisa Lang This article is copyrighted by Science of Business, Inc. 2015 Visit our Re-post guidelines. Metrics are a key part of managing any job shop and tracking financial health.  You want enough metrics in your financial dashboard to keep the pulse of what’s going on, but not too many.  […]

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Industry Week Best Plants Use Theory of Constraints

by May 19

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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Precision Machining Job Market and Opportunities #mfg #manufacturing

by December 9

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 September 26

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

by January 12

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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