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Use accumulation to harmonize manufacturing production flow

    Accumulation is a process in which products are gathered before being passed on in the production line. This is done in order to make the most use of the machines involved. For example, if the input of a production line exceeds its output, an accumulation buffer can be used to even out these Read more about Use accumulation to harmonize manufacturing production flow[…]

Does Your Manufacturing KPI Dashboard Measure What Matters?

It seems like a very simple question, but most people aren’t able to answer it succinctly. In other organizations, only certain members of your team know why you are measuring it, but haven’t clued anyone else in. If you ask ten members of your team, you’ll likely get at LEAST 10 different answers and probably Read more about Does Your Manufacturing KPI Dashboard Measure What Matters?[…]

Manufacturing Myths vs. Real Data

Clearly the improvements in productivity have made a difference – output is much higher than ever with far lower employment than ever. With labor at a premium and a quality workforce difficult to find and retain – what is your business doing to make similar gains in the next five years?   As the graphic illustrations imply, manufacturing has Read more about Manufacturing Myths vs. Real Data[…]

How accumulation and line balancing can help production efficiency

There are different ways to accumulate products in a production line. For example, the products can be accumulated on an accumulation table or they can be diverted to a vertical spiral that saves floor space. You can also divert the products to several downstream machines to avoid stopping the producing machine.   In some production, Read more about How accumulation and line balancing can help production efficiency[…]

5 manufacturing quality metrics that really matter

  What gets measured gets done. It might be an old cliché, but it still rings true for manufacturers today. Only by collecting the right data in your business can you make steps to improve. But which measures should you rely on? RIGHT FIRST TIME ROUND How many products reach the end of the production Read more about 5 manufacturing quality metrics that really matter[…]

Quelle est le nombre d’indicateurs de performances à afficher à la cellule de production?

La pertinence des indicateurs ainsi que la façon dont ils sont représentés n’est pas une question facile à résoudre. En effet, choisir entre efficacité, productité, rebut, rework, respect des délais ou autre, peut s’avérer assez complexe. Tout les indicateurs ont leur pertinence et on ne cessera jamais du côté des gestionnaires de les suivre et Read more about Quelle est le nombre d’indicateurs de performances à afficher à la cellule de production?[…]

Votre inspecteur trouve-t-il plus de défauts qu’il y on a?

Si vous êtes gestionnaire et que vous avez ce sentiment, c’est qu’il y a probablement une bonne partie qui est vrai. Le métier d’inspection est assez complexe, que ce soit dans le visuel ou le dimensionnel il y a toujours une gymnastique à introduire et qui n’es pas donner à tous, a part probablement pour Read more about Votre inspecteur trouve-t-il plus de défauts qu’il y on a?[…]

balance of sale -Pros, Cons, What to Watch Out For

When it comes to selling a small or medium-sized business, there is a different option a business owner can consider: a #balance of sale. While a balance of sale can help the buyer and seller agree to terms, this sort of business agreement is not without its risks. As such, here is a rundown of Read more about balance of sale -Pros, Cons, What to Watch Out For[…]

How to Find Your Dream Business Buyer with full price

  Finding your dream buyer with full price will go similarly to the metaphor of finding your soul mate.  When you’re searching for your soul mate there are three stages to the process: Dating, Engagement and Marriage. These steps are comparable when selling your business: Dating: Play the field, feel out potential buyers and don’t Read more about How to Find Your Dream Business Buyer with full price[…]

If You Want to Sell Your Business, First Forget What You’ve Learned About Selling Other Things

If you are planning to #sell your business, it’s important to understand how unique selling (or attempting to sell) a business is. If you bring your “other things” selling approach to selling your business you can create substantial problems for yourself, and for the potential sale of your business. Your Business: Your business broker will Read more about If You Want to Sell Your Business, First Forget What You’ve Learned About Selling Other Things[…]