Archive | July, 2012

Focus on the Process and the Results Will Come

I am a huge fan of the Olympics. I am in awe of all the athletes and the dedication and training they put in to achieve the status of becoming an Olympian. As it turns out, this Olympics coincides with my vacation. This means I have the time to watch even MORE of the Olympics […]

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GBMP's WIP It Video

My friends at GBMP sent me a great video yesterday. Bruce Hamilton (a.k.a. Mr. Toast) and the GBMP team sing a little jingle to Devo on WIP. Excess inventory, be it raw material, work-in-process (WIP) or finished goods just results in waste, stagnation, quality risks, excess lead-time, increased costs, etc. etc. In fact “excess inventory […]

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Productivity

Productivity is closely related to the Production System, the system where the factors of labor, capital / capital in the form of machinery, working equipment, raw materials, factory buildings; managed in an organized way to bring the goods / services effectively and efficiently. The production process is expressed as a series of activities required to process or change the […]

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Capacity Baseline Measures

Capacity can be measured in terms of output or input. Engine capacity can be measured by its rate of output per hour, for example, 1000 pcs / hour. Rate of any capacity that we choose, will cause costs to be borne to keep the capacity at the desired level. This fee is called the cost of capacity. Cost of […]

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IDEF3 Method

IDEF3 (Integrated Definition Methodology) is a description-method of process, where in this method provided a structured method that can be used by the domain expert to explain a system or situation as a sequence of activities. This method can also be used to describe the objects that participate in the system or process. IDEF3 Process […]

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