CYCLE TIME MANAGEMENT.... The Fast Track to Productivity Improvement

INDUSTRY WEEK Article on the Book.... Cycle Time Management
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READ THIS BOOK.........AND LEARN HOW TO ADOPT LEAN THINKING AND INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WHILE REDUCING BUSINESS INVENTORIES AND WORKING CAPITAL IN ALL FORMS........

 

This Book outlines the concept of CYCLE TIME REDUCTION and provides a structured methodology for eliminating most, if not all, waste in your business in 24 to 30 months and shows how to Implement and manage cycle time improvement to eliminate nonessential and pure waste. This book gives you the means to measure productivity in terms of time instead of revenue or people

Cycle Time reduction and a focus on timed based productivity improvement strategies result in products and services that are better, cheaper, and faster to market. By reducing cycle time you force the installation of LEAN thinking into the organization, increase your output of products while you reduce inventories and required working capital.

Learn how improving business layout, process flexibility, reliability, order demand management, procurement and product development and distribution contribute to cycle time reduction.

Learn how the whole business is a series of cycle time loops that can be sub-divided, measured and then drastically improved.

As much as 90 percent of the operational activities in a business are often nonessential or pure waste.

By reducing cycle time (The time from initial product concept to the first satisfied customer) you can increase your output of saleable product while you reduce inventories and required working capital.

This is a cohesive management strategy that integrates just in-time (JIT) production, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), and total quality control (TQC). This book presents a fully detailed process for undertaking a LEAN journey for your organization.

It explains why waste must be eliminated before Computerized systems are implemented and how measurement of time and processes can relate to accounting practice, how plant layout, changeover, maintenance, order entry, procurement, engineering, and distribution contribute to cycle time reduction.

Lean thinking may be the buzz-word but a Time-Based strategy is the method to attack the waste in the business and from this succinct, highly focused book, you'll learn how to implement it, and. how to enlighten your entire work force. The implementation practices and techniques provide a LEAN approach to business improvement. 

About the Authors.........

Nigel Southway and Patrick Northey collaborated on the book while they were part of the CTM Inc consulting team and were instrumental in developing the structure and content of the CTM concept and the education materials.