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).
manufacturing components on a small scale automation
to reduce the total manufacturing lead-time and provide a more realistic view of how work is actually performed in the factory. MLT allows operations to overlap up to 100 percent so that subsequent operations can start before a previous operation is complete. Materials are transferred in smaller batches when complete, thereby reducing lead-time by completing all operations more quickly. Consideration for move time, queue time, outplant services, setup, pick, inspection, put-away, overlap, runtime, yield,