Six Sigma in Manufacturing

Breaking Out of the Death Spiral of Manufacturing Inefficiency

Ready...Fire...Aim.

No Wait that's not right, Aim...Fire...Ready.

Wait wait, one more time. Fire...Ready...Aim. Why is this so difficult?

THE PROBLEM

When Its Smarter to Hire Consultants in Manufacturing

Its time to change, either because you need to, or you just want to. You need to reduce operating costs to free up working capital to invest in marketing. Your leading competitor just went out of business and you need to increase throughput levels to meet a rapidly expanding customer base. You're starting up a new product line and need to know the optimal manufacturing model. Your raw material costs are inflating and you need to get costs back in control to increase your profit margin. You need to know what something "should-cost" to make or buy...the list of possibilities are endless.

FOS PART II – WHATS PLANNING GOT TO DO WITH IT? THE MANUFACTURER’S PARADOX

I’ll begin this post by sharing my top 5 quotes about planning:

5. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra

4. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago” – Warren Buffet

3. “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” – John F. Kennedy

2. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin

1. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first hour sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln

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