The interest in Cost-Competitiveness Improvement provided by MCPD has been increasing in the Asian continent in recent years.
New dimensions of MCPD were published again in Industrial Automation Magazine (Mumbai, India) in the last issue of June 2019.
Industrial Automation is a monthly magazine catering to the Factory an […]
Lately, more and more large companies have introduced a new department: COST IMPROVEMENT DEPARTMENT – with an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary approach. Some companies only have Cost Improvement Coordinator. The underlying need or mission of such a department is obvious because cost has become and tends to b […]
Annual Manufacturing Cost Improvement (MCI) Targets and Means through MCPD
In the last period, the basic features of planning and control of manufacturing flow have as main objectives:
cost down and cash up and then
delivery times with inventory, WIP and stocks levels and lead time with productivity(even if the la […]
The basic goal of MCPD thinking is to ensure a sustainable competitive supremacy through cost-competitiveness improvement to achieve real structural profit reform based on productivity reform.
At the beginning of the MCPD projects, managers and practitioners are concerned about:
concomitant reconciliation between the […]
Often, one of the first questions that I ask top managers is about the current and future production capacity needed in connection with the vision and mission of productivity.
Successful planning and implementation of strategic Kaizen and Kaikaku for cost improvement requires answers to questions such as:
What is the s […]
Open Controlling Training – April 2019, Cluj-Napoca:
Controlling I: Basics of Controlling – 8th, 9th of April 2019 – Cluj-Napoca.
Controlling II: Cost Reduction and Profitability – 15th, 16th of April 2019 – Cluj-Napoca. During this module, several real cost reduction examples will be presented to ensure the competitivene […]
Sales Decrease Scenario: Internal Target Profit by Minimizing Inputs
Over the life of each company, shorter or longer periods of decline in sales may occur. The causes of these decreases may be diverse from internal causes of the company (lower quality level, increased cost level, slowing innovation, unsynchronized proces […]
Open Controlling Training – february 2019, Bucharest:
Controlling I: Basics of Controlling – 11th, 12th of February 2019 – Bucharest.
Controlling II: Cost Reduction and Profitability – 18th, 19th of February 2019 – Bucharest. During this module, several real cost reduction examples will be presented to ensure the competit […]
MCPD was developed by Dr. Alin Posteuca, who is also the co-author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness which will be published by Productivity Press din New York (USA) in March 2017. Also, MCPD will be publicly presented at the World Productivity Congress to be held […]
The continuous improvement of productivity and quality requires first a continuous process measurement. Some companies measure losses and waste in order to identify ways for improvement. In this context, what are the most common definitions for losses in connection with waste? Also, how are losses measured in connection with waste?