An analysis of the lead time
indicates that only approximately 11%-17% of the total lead time
is consumed by value-added activity--manufacturing.
are understood and resources are committed based on these lead times
DeHoff sees a number of organizational "holes" in the practices of both mold builders and their customers that create unnecessarily long lead times
A more descriptive inventory measurement must incorporate a part's lead time
and its open orders.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our work with the O-I team and deliver the full value of our tools and process improvement initiatives across the entire North American business," said Catherine Forsthoffer, VP Sales & Marketing for Lead Time
Competing on lead time
alone requires the other dimensions to improve but not sufficiently enough for lead time
to sustain a competitive advantage.
Overall, the casting conversion resulted in a 50% reduction in lead time
in a 15-20% reduction in cost while meeting the structural requirements.
CONTACT: Press and Analyst, Cathy Forsthoffer of Lead Time
The best moldmakers overseas are not ridiculously cheap, but you can save money on almost any job, and sometimes get faster lead times
," reports Wayne Tomko, sales manager of S&L Plastics Inc.
Eight months after that release, customers are reporting consistent 45% to 66% reductions in inventory and up to 85% shorter supplier lead times
From the customer's perspective, backlogs frequently mean longer lead times
, frustration, damaged supplier relationships and often result in business eventually being pulled from the offending foundry.
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