World Class Master Scheduling: Best Practices and Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement
Master scheduling is the heartbeat of every manufacturing and distribution process. In fact, there is no more important process within manufacturing. This up-to-date “how-to” guide explains how master scheduling integrates with Lean and Six Sigma to create the perfect environment for robust control and continuous improvement. World Class Master Scheduling will help organizations establish rules of engagement and set the stage for maximum effectiveness of both Lean strategies and Six Sigma in the scheduling process. The author describes the need for cooperation with the demand side of the organization and how to achieve high-performance results. This desk reference is a must for Operations Managers, Production Supervisors, Planners and Schedulers, and Lean, Six Sigma and ERP practitioners and consultants.
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