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Find $1 million in annual cash flow per plant

Find $1 million in annual cash flow per plant

Supply chain decisions cannot be made in vacuums—everything is connected: capacity, inventory, service levels. At the core of these decision is the run strategy. A good run strategy sits at the intersection of portfolio policy, logistics planning, deployment planning, and production planning. Make a good run strategy and you get it all— performance, cash flow, continuous improvement. \r \r \r \r \r \r Bottom Line: We can help you get closer and closer to your optimum profitability

Put a Cadence to your Operations – Give the system a drum beat

Put a Cadence to your Operations – Give the system a drum beat

A well formulated Run Strategy sets the internal rhythm for the organization. Finished Goods, Raw Material, and WIP all flow smoothly if there is conscious thought put into their coordination. A well planned strategy creates a harmony with all products rotating through on their most economic cycles. This rhythm means stability, cash flow, and continuous improvement. \r \r \r \r \r \r \r \r Bottom Line: We can help you orchestrate your lean solution and drive out the \”Plan Harder\”…

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Statistical Safety Stock

Statistical Safety Stock

Safety stock is the operations suspension system. In conjunction with your capacity, it has to be designed to absorb all variations and lead times in the system. This means by SKU by stocking location, all factors need to be fed to the equation. Often times organizations rely on rules of thumb or organic settings. This approach serves to grow requirements over time or to miss major shifts in demand or supply patterns. A carefully calculated safety stock creates both the…

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Managing Trapped Capacity

Managing Trapped Capacity

As organizations migrate to being lean and demand driven, the balancing act was no longer between safety stock and service level. Capacity loading—the degree to which a manufacturing asset is committed to run—becomes an important weight on the balance. The concept of capacity loading becomes either an asset or a liability to an organization depending on how it is used. \r