How Production Systems are Like the NFL

December 16, 2014 from IndustryWeek – “I sometimes find it difficult to describe what I do to friends and acquaintances who have careers outside of manufacturing and rarely give much thought to how things actually get made. To the uninitiated, if I were to say “I help manufacturers to implement continuous improvement (CI) models” or “I support companies in their production system journey,” I might as well be speaking a foreign language because, while these statements resonate with those of us who live and breathe CI every day, they don’t mean much to the rest of the world…” Read more […]

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How A Tesla Is Made

From Devour – “Here’s a look inside the Fremont, California factory where an army of massive, robotic arms transform giant rolls of aluminum into a Tesla Model S.” See/hear more 180 View – Fascinating – a must see video. Too bad the Tesla is still so expensive. […]

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Supply Chain News: Dr. Elli Goldratt’s Unplugged Interview with SCDigest

February 1, 2012 from SupplyChainDigest – “Last week, we noted the 2011 death of Dr. Eli Goldratt, originator of the “Theory of Constraints,” author of “The Goal,” which introduced TOC to the world, founder of the Goldratt Institute, and much more… There are two pillars to the Theory of Constraints. One is the starting assumption of all the hard sciences, which is that in all real-life systems there is inherent simplicity. If you can just find that inherent simplicity, you can manage, control and improve the system. The other pillar is “that people are not stupid…” Read more 180 View […]

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