Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means survival for today's manufacturers. Learn about the complementary nature of enterprise resource planning (ERP), value chain exceleration, and quick response manufacturing (QRM).
reacting to cyclical swings. MPRS eliminates padded lead-times traditionally established by each department. MPRS can be set at a level (e.g., 80 percent) to minimize idle time and produce the shortest lead-time while addressing queue time and variability of job times. Rounding out the manufacturing capabilities, plant maintenance reduces variability of machine time and overall lead-time by making sure machines are not going down unexpectedly. Scheduling can be based on mileage, calendar and cycles, or