Seven Types of Waste

Taiichi Ohno, the architect of the Toyota Production System developed the concept of ‘MUDA’ (無駄) or ‘’Waste’  is applicable equally to both manufacturing and the service sector of the economy. These seven wastes are described below: Over-Production: This usually happens because of working with oversize batches, long lead times and poor supplier relations. The key […]

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Food and Consumer Goods Industry

Consumer goods are characterized by final value-added products that are disseminated in mass markets. Consumer goods according to marketresearch.com, are also “referred to as household goods and are produced in tremendous volumes not reached by niche market goods, industrial goods, or other products purchased only by industry and businesses.” Following the degrees of production, this […]

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The Two Key Solutions to Industrial Machinery and Components Industry Problems

Like in other industries, visualization is one of the two key solutions to the problematic facets of the Industrial Machinery and Components industry. With visualization, monitoring production performance becomes an easy task. According to our recent post,“…good visualization of production operations will give you a better view on how to drive the best performance for the […]

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Musical Instrument Manufacturer Reduced Lead Time, Planning and WIP Inventory by 30%

Good Feedback One of the key factors that anybody would want to look at before trying a product would be feedback. This is one of the reasons why this international musical instrument manufacturer, that has approximately one-fourth market share in the whole world, chose Asprova. The scheduler was known to have provided good service to […]

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Achieving Overall Optimization Through Short, Medium and Long Term Planning

While planning is indeed a basic need to each and every company, it is not an easy feat. Let’s take a look at a ship manufacturer who decided to try Asprova and have experienced four reasons to choose our Finite Capacity Scheduler. Impressive foresight In this featured company, in order to keep their equipments running, […]

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Accuracy and Quickness in Quoting Due Dates

Handwritten Schedule A world-renowned home-appliance manufacturer who’s deployed previous version of Asprova (year 2000) decided to go for an upgrade knowing that it would help them in a big way. Before the upgrade, the company decided to use handwritten methods in scheduling along with the obsolete scheduler. However, it cost them lots of trouble (inefficiency, […]

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Reduce inventory by 62.8%

Installing Asprova An auto parts manufacturer,  after discovering how Asprova has been helping a lot of companies make their manufacturing lean, installed it in their mainframe to improve their own processes. Their three main reasons for doing so were: Sharing and general purpose capabilities High-speed scheduling Full scheduling logic These reasons further proved the credibility […]

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Lead time reduction: what are its effects?

Reducing Lead Time Lead time reduction, was previously discussed in the article Lead Time Reduction and the Limits of MRP published under the umbrella of Production Scheduling Lessons in this site. It is generally known as reducing the latency (or delay) between the initiation and execution of a process. This is a very important feat […]

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