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

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

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

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


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