Reducing the Business Cycle (Manufacturing Lead Time) as a Competitive Strategy

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Reducing the Business Cycle (Manufacturing Lead Time) as a Competitive Strategy
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
You can reduce the business cycle / Manufacturing Lead Time (MLT) as a competitive strategy doing what "In this Industry can't be done".
For example, you can give a 100% service (Yes 100% First Filling Rate).
As Managing Director of a bearings manufactures company where the service was 60% with a business cycle (MLT) of 120 days we developed a MFR (Manufacturing Fast Response) technology to reduce the cycle into 12 days better than the 45 - 25 days of similar US - Japan plants so our customer response time improved and the service level increased to become 99-100% - better than the best possible international level of 80%.
PS: The Plant Manager from the US (Our Technologist) said that was impossible....Sign up 27-12-2018

Manufacturing Fast Response as a Competitive Strategy
Manven, Analyst, India, Member
I agree manufacturing fast response is a most effective tool to improve competitive edge. Benchmarking for such projects is a difficult task, as from ...Sign up 2-1-2019

Reducing Manufacturing Lead Time in a Smart Way
ERNEST MILLER, CxO / Board, United States, Member
Reducing manufacturing lead time can be effective, especially if you can get it significantly inside the time of your competitors, but it must be done...Sign up 10-1-2019

The Bigger Aim is Competitive Advantage
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@ERNEST MILLER: Excellent point. Thanks for reminding us that we need to compare the benefits / gains from having a ...Sign up 11-1-2019


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