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Manufacturing at Warp Speed
Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance




ISBN 9781574442939
Published September 28, 2000 by CRC Press
376 Pages

 
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Manufacturing systems don't exist in a vacuum, isolated from the rest of the company, but they are often managed that way. A truly effective, highly competitive manufacturing company integrates its manufacturing, marketing, sales, purchasing, and financial functions into a well-coordinated whole. 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. Available for download via the CRC Press website, the simulator 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 that your company has the competitive advantage.

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

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