Productivity problems in your office? Help your team complete work on time and eliminate interruptions in 9 steps.
“How does each process (or person) know what to work on next?” is one of the most challenging questions for operations to answer, especially when trying to avoid management involvement. Continuous flow, FIFO, and pull answer this question without requiring schedules or constant decision-making on the shop floor.
OpEx yields guaranteed turnaround times for MRO, which is key to industry growth. Learn the process for designing value streams for an autonomous operation.
When continuous flow is not an option, FIFO’s the next best thing. Learn three techniques for implementing FIFO in manufacturing environments.
Boost your sale team’s effectiveness. Find out how to leverage OpEx for better service.
It’s easy to translate OpEx concepts to your sales team to boost their productivity and success. Find out how.
From our member-submitted questions, OpEx expert Kevin Duggan reveals the importance of creating a value stream to see the flow of value, the key elements necessary to accomplish this and real-world examples of how some companies are using visuals to see the flow.
Learn when and how to use multiple FIFO lanes to handle variation in order types and volume in the office.
FIFO should be used in the office between processes and processing cells to connect them in flow when continuous flow won’t work – just be sure to follow these three rules to make it work effectively.
FIFO is critical to connecting process flow, preserving the sequence of work between processes, and limiting how much work can be between processes at any given time. Learn how to overcome certain challenges in the office when using FIFO.
This Q & A style article discusses introducing work, sequencing, FIFO, and setting guaranteed turnaround times in the office.
This article discusses scheduling machines with a large amount of parts that need to pass through it.
Learn how to create connections in the supply chain and establish normal and abnormal flow.