Golden nugget 7: Minimum batch progression

Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt


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There are times that a technical consideration at a certain work-center forces us to process a minimum batch which is bigger than the order (e.g. a mixer that requires a minimum of 20 liters). Then, of course, we have no choice but to work on more units than needed for the order. But that doesn’t mean we have to carry those extra units onwards through all the processing chain (after passing the work center responsible for the technical consideration), as is too often done.