Drum Buffer Rope / Simplified Drum Buffer Rope

Reduce Process Time to Reduce Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time To reduce the number of days to make and ship the product from the time the order is received; implement  Drum Buffer Rope (DBR)[1] Scheduling which results in a mean reduction of lead-times of 70%[2]. For the...

Increasing Throughput — Other Considerations

Continuing our cash velocity discussion started on March 16, 2007 Increasing Throughput — Other Considerations In previous sections we have covered raw materials and how to reduce them. We also need to cover WIP (Work In Process) and finished goods inventory....

Increasing Cash Velocity Can Increase Throughput

Continuing our cash velocity discussion started on March 16, 2007 Now let’s look at the impact on what we discussed yesterday had on our throughput. Let’s say we immediately visit a customer whose complete order was shipped and had just been received by that customer....

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