Layout of a Greenfield Operation

A manufacturer has a rare opportunity to reduce costs significantly when it moves operations to a new building.   Determining the optimal layout that minimizes …

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Grow and Deliver

Seems almost like a movie title, doesn’t it? But really the phrase “grow and deliver” is a statement of what most companies want to do, …

What Is Operational Excellence?

Quality on-time delivery indicates something working well in operations, but does it mean an organization can accurately claim operational excellence?  What characteristics would you expect …

Economies of Flow

  Anyone with more than 6 months in manufacturing has heard of “economies of scale.” That concept is the basis of large lot sizes, as …