Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance / Edition 1

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Manufacturing systems don't exist in a vacuum, isolated from the rest of the company, but they are often managed that way. A truly effective , highly competitive manufacturing company integrates its manufacturin g, marketing, sales, purchasing, and financial functions into a well-c oordinated whole. Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance explains in detail how to coordinate all these functions to maximize sales revenue while controlling inventory and ov erhead costs. Ultimately, the effects of applying the new Simplified-D rum-Buffer-Rope (DBR II) introduced by the authors include dramaticall y faster manufacturing cycle times, shorter order-to-delivery lead tim es, higher on-time delivery reliability, and better customer satisfact ion.

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Israeli and US consultants explain the Simplified Drum-Buffer-Rope as encompassing the simplest and most efficient methods for reducing manufacturing cycle time and increasing the speed of manufacturing. For both new and experienced managers, they provide many examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios. The disk, which requires Windows, allows users to set up a virtual company to test the processes described before implementing them. Warning: warp is not desirable when manufacturing wooden products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574442939
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: CRC Press Series on Constraints Management Series, #19
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,072,785
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Systems Thinking: The Foundation
Principles and Tools of the Theory of Constraints
Assessing System Success
Constraint Management Tools
How Work Flows Through a Manufacturing Process
Applying the Theory of Constraints to Manufacturing
The "Simple" Production Organization
Traditional Buffer Management: The DBR-I Control Mechanism
Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) and Manufacturing Resource Planning
Simplified Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR-II)
Controlling Uncertainty and Variation: The DBR-II Approach
Managing Excess Capacity
Theory of Constraints and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Throughput-Based Decision Support

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