Solid scheduling translates into a steady flow of work: a level system that avoids bottlenecks and creates a culture where people know what to expect and respond accordingly. Does this ever happen?
Typical scheduling personnel use a series of master Excel spreadsheets (aka – the great band aid) that – when refreshed, filtered, pivoted, and spliced properly – give the best plan on how to proceed with the current schedules. The problem is that the refresh, filter, pivot, and slicing don’t have good inputs, take too long, and require ‘Joe’ to process.
At tgg we tell our clients that the sole antidote to poor forecasts and changing customer requirements is rapid responding facilities. Short transactional travel distances. Little to no unplanned downtime changing between projects. Rapid response. With this in place, when the customer change their mind (again) simply respond.
t used to be the large organizations that ate the small, but now it’s the fast that eat the slow. Let tgg reduce your manufacturing lead times by 50% or more.
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