I am often asked by managers and practitioners where to start the approach to increasing productivity for profitability, especially now in times of crisis. They expect me to say that it starts with defining the customer value, then identifying waste at the level of operations and then making improvements to the current […]
Today’s world revolves around COVID -19. What does it mean to reopen a company today?
In companies, the total avoidance of COVID-19 is the way and not the daily fight with it.
It’s like watching a contest with prizes about who has the courage to open a business again. I don’t think it’s a matter o […]
It is increasingly obvious that the need to apply social distance begins to impose itself as a way of life and work, now and especially after the crisis caused by Covid-19 (regardless of whether we are keeping a distance of 1, 2 or even 3 meters between people).
Defining the negative impact of non-compliance with the app […]
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 cycl […]
From the perspective of Total Lead Time, any company mainly wants to have a system that:
is able to comply with the delivery terms assumed;
continuously maintains an optimal stock level;
continuously reduces total lead time (especially in the production area – it’s handy);
reduces the number of operations an […]
It is obvious that the show of digitalisation, which we all attend, is aimed at increasing the level of productivity (and quality). This “show” will cover all areas around us – it is the new global resource.
At the company level, the lack of productivity growth has many causes. One of them is the lack o […]
Companies are aware that production planning has to take into account each type of set-up time.
Practitioners admit that they need set-up time standardization (SOP for set-up) for: (1) increasing flexibility and (2) continually improving set-up time. Sometimes, it is difficult for them to convince managers that for this […]
After the various improvements have been implemented, the total value of the cost improvement often seems to be high, but it does not seem to bring visible improvements in business results (especially competitive price, volume and profit).
Having spent a lot of time in several companies lately, the current challenges are […]
Indirect materials have amazing costs in most companies. However, often their standardization and improvement is not a continuous focus for companies (with visible results).
Large variations between system and factual data are often encountered, increasing and generating large and continuous discussions.
Often those invo […]