Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance

Eli Schragenheim and H. William Dettmer


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory

Length:

376 pages

Designed for:

Consultants, Executives, Implementers, Leaders, Managers and Shop Floor workers

Topics:

Operations/Production

Industries:

Consumer Products

Application:

Buffer Management and Drum-Buffer-Rope

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcover and Download

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Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance explains in detail how to coordinate all these functions to maximize sales revenue while controlling inventory and overhead costs. Ultimately, the effects of applying the new Simplified-Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR II) introduced by the authors include dramatically faster manufacturing cycle times, shorter order-to-delivery lead times, higher on-time delivery reliability, and better customer satisfaction.

The book gives you everything a typical production professional needs to implement this new DBR approach. A supplemental feature - the Management Interactive Case Study Simulator (MICSS) - is included with the book. This CD-ROM sets up a virtual company where you can test and practice the processes you learn in the book before implementing them in your organization.

The book and software together constitute the complete package for learning how to streamline manufacturing operations. The first book available on second generation Drum-Buffer-Rope, Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance describes the simplest, most efficient methods for reducing manufacturing cycle time and increasing the speed of manufacturing yet devised. Fully illustrated, with numerous examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios, the book is so easy to read that even the novice can understand it. Correct use of this new method practically assures your company has the competitive advantage.

Features

  • Covers the state-of-the-art in TOC production control methods
  • Describes the easiest, most effective method for reducing cycle time and increasing the speed of manufacturing yet devised
  • Shows you how to gain the benefit of SDBR without sacrificing your investment in existing software
  • Provides the basis of competitive advantage for any type manufacturer
  • Contains illustrations, examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios
  • Includes access to a simulator that can be used to test methods in a virtual company before implementing them in your company

Table of Contents

Introduction

Systems Thinking: The Foundation

Principles and Tools of the Theory of Constraints

Assessing System Success

Constraint Management Tools

How Work Flows Through a Manufacturing Process

Applying the Theory of Constraints to Manufacturing

The "Simple" Production Organization Operations

Traditional Buffer Management: The DBR-I Control Mechanism

Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) and Manufacturing Resource Planning

Simplified Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR-II)

Controlling Uncertainty and Variation: The DBR-II Approach

Managing Excess Capacity

Theory of Constraints and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Throughput-Based Decision Support

Appendices