Real, visible and expected productivity

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

The goal of productivity is to facilitate the production of as many quality pieces in accordance with the current and especially future takt time level. This is a real, visible and especially expected productivity.

The production of quality pieces depends first and foremost on the effectiveness and efficiency of the cycle time of the equipment/man. In order to have a good effectiveness, an appropriate method is needed first and foremost.

A good working method, including set-up, can be reached by:

  1. successive improvements with small steps by involving all the people in the respective area, including the operators – conventional way, that requires more time;
  2. major improvements to design / redesign the working method with the full involvement of the practitioners in industrial engineering – an innovative way that can be done faster and with the necessary results (accomplishment of KAIZENSHIRO).

Only after an effective working method is available, we can talk about both increasing the efficiency of the time cycle (speed) and quality, as well as increasing the use / availability of equipment/man.

What do you think? Which of the two options above is right for your company now?

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).