Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance

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CRC Press, Sep 28, 2000 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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Manufacturing systems don't exist in a vacuum, isolated from the rest of the company, but they are often managed that way. A truly effective, highly competitive manufacturing company integrates its manufacturing, marketing, sales, purchasing, and financial functions into a well-coordinated whole. Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance explains in detail how to coordinate all these functions to maximize sales revenue while controlling inventory and overhead costs. Ultimately, the effects of applying the new Simplified-Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR II) introduced by the authors include dramatically faster manufacturing cycle times, shorter order-to-delivery lead times, higher on-time delivery reliability, and better customer satisfaction.

The book gives you everything a typical production professional needs to implement this new DBR approach. A supplemental feature - the Management Interactive Case Study Simulator (MICSS) - is included with the book. Available for download via the CRC Press website, the simulator sets up a virtual company where you can test and practice the processes you learn in the book before implementing them in your organization. The book and software together constitute the complete package for learning how to streamline manufacturing operations.

The first book available on second generation Drum-Buffer-Rope, Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance describes the simplest, most efficient methods for reducing manufacturing cycle time and increasing the speed of manufacturing yet devised. Fully illustrated, with numerous examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios, the book is so easy to read that even the novice can understand it. Correct use of this new method practically assures that your company has the competitive advantage.
 

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In the last 25 years, Eli Schragenheim has taught, spoke at conferences, and consulted in more than 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, India, China, and Japan. He has also developed software simulation tools especially designed to experience the thinking of TOC, and consulted to several application software companies to develop the right TOC functionally in their own packages. Mr. Schragenheim was a partner in the A.Y. Goldratt Institute and he is now a Director in The Goldratt Schools. He is the author of "Management Dilemmas." He collaborated with H. William Dettmer in writing "Manufacturing at Warp Speed." He also collaborated with Carol A. Ptak on "ERP, Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain," and with Dr. Goldratt and Carol A. Ptak on "Necessary But Not Sufficient." In March 2009, a new book titled "Supply Chain Fulfillment at Warp Speed," with H. William Dettmer and Wayne Patterson was published. The new book contains much of the new developments of TOC in operations. Mr. Schragenheim holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

H. William Dettmer is a professional management consultant. His clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Lucent Technologies, Weyerhaeuser, NEC America and Ericsson Cellular, as well as the U.S. Navy and the Department of Commerce's Management Extension Partnership. He learned the Crawford Slip Method directly from C.C. Crawford in the 1980s and has applied it to solve complex problems, develop strategy and plan its implementation. A retired Air Force pilot, Dettmer is a student of maneuver warfare and the philosophy of John Boyd. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and is the author of four books on constraint management: Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (1997), Breaking the Constraints to World-Class Performance (1998), Manufacturing at Warp Speed [with Eli Schragenheim] (2000), and Strategic Navigation (2003).

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