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M133

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In this unit we will explore the mechanism that allows us to choke the release of raw materials. Specifically, we look at the difference between the lead time quoted to the customer (QLT) and the period of time we allow … Read More

M132

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In this unit, we explore Dr Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s  bath-tub shaped ‘Inventory Curve’ and it’s characteristics. Dr Goldratt discusses the inventory curve in ‘Standing on the shoulders of giants’ and explains that at the two extremes of ‘too little time’ … Read More

M131

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In this module you will learn how the SDBR approach transforms a high inventory, long lead time manufacturing environment into a low inventory, short lead time environment. To do this, we will explore Goldratt’s inventory curve and the four key … Read More

M123

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SDBR is not an appropriate approach in some manufacturing environments. In this unit we explore what those environments are and why an alternative approach should be used. Read the learning objectives carefully. Watch the video below and make your own … Read More

M122

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In this unit we explore the four simplifying assumptions that SDBR makes. This approach enables us to implement SDBR quickly and easily and means that we get rapid improvement in performance. Read the learning objectives carefully. Watch the video (below) … Read More

M121

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In this module, we will explore the four simplifying assumptions that SDBR makes about the manufacturing system. These make implementation much easier and speed us towards getting results (M122). We also explore the types of manufacturing systems where the SDBR … Read More

M113

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This lesson discusses the concepts of Economic Order Quantities (EOQ) and Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ), and the practice of saving set-ups. It is a widely held belief in manufacturing that these concepts and practice, when used, make the manufacturing system … Read More

M112

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This lesson discusses the widely held belief in manufacturing that keeping people and machines busy is necessary to make a profit. It explains why the belief is wrong and how the practice of releasing additional raw material (additional to that … Read More

M102

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Participation is what makes completing a course like this fun! In this unit we explain the four main ways in which you can do this during the course. Read the learning objectives carefully. Watch the video below and make your … Read More

M111

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In this module, we will explore common misconceptions in manufacturing. Being ‘efficient’ in manufacturing is widely believed to make manufacturing plants more profitable. However, the practices commonly associated with being ‘efficient’ often have the opposite effect, inflating inventories and queues, … Read More

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