Production Execution Workshop

Balance Flow – Unbalance Capacity!

There are two main reasons why many manufacturers’ costs are too high, output is too low, lead times are too long and delivery dates are unreliable.

  • The belief that the best way to optimize a production line is to reduce waste everywhere and balance its capacity
  • The belief that a resource standing idle is a major waste

Unfortunately, both of these common beliefs are completely faulty.

In order to produce significantly more, in much shorter lead times and relaibly on-time, production should be managed according to three simple rules:

  • Unbalance the production line and maximize the output of only one resource
  • Choke the release of Work-in-Process allowed in the plant
  • Focus continuous improvement on the reasons that most often hinder flow

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