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...

A Process Of On-Going Improvement (POOGI) – Part 13

We are continuing our series based on The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt. The core idea in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) is that every real system, such as a for-profit business, must have at least one constraint. If it were not true, then the system would produce an...

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....

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