Finding the constraint is simple once the preliminary data previously discussed has been analyzed. You simply look for that operation which has the lowest net output. That net output is now going to be the lines potential thruput. 100% thruput will be whatever the constraint’s net output is. At this point, we have developed a […]

# Maximizing Thruput: Example Calculations

Until now, we have been discussing the background on thruput and what you need to know to find it. Let’s take a look at a couple real world examples: Here is an example of how to calculate the POR or Probability of Run. If you think about the logic of the formula you will see […]

# Maximizing Thruput: What You Need to Know

It is really simple. If you know: The maximum RATE of the machine The average length of time a machine is down (MTR) How many times per hour or shift it goes down (MTBF) You have everything you need! Remember, it does not need to be exact. There are checks built into the system […]

# Maximizing Thruput: Find It (Existing Line)

The analysis of the line is a fairly simple process, which will do the following: Identify the constraint Identify strategic buffer locations Identify the optimum capacity for the buffers Verify that there is sufficient rate capacity of the non-constraints Predict the effect on overall thruput Determine efficiency thresholds for each machine The collection of the […]

# Maximizing Thruput: The Theory of Constraints Is Not a Theory Anymore

Welcome to installment number 2 of the Maximizing Thruput Series: The Theory of Constraints Is Not a Theory Anymore. What is the Theory of Constraints? This theory was put forth by Eli Goldratt in the early 80’s in a book called The Goal. I highly recommend it. It is an easy read and does a good […]

# Maximizing Thruput: What’s the Point?

Welcome to our Maximizing Thruput series! When I was given an old folder full of slides and presentation notes from Mark Garvey written back in 2001, I thought I might be able to find some good content that would still be relevant. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it was ALL still relevant, […]

# Packaging World Highlights Garvey Partnership With Parsec

The partnership between Garvey Corporation and Parsec was highlighted by PackWorld last week in an article titled “Portable tool good at pinpointing packaging line constraints.” The article focuses on how and why Garvey utilizes Parsec’s data analytics expertise to find the constraint in our customer’s production lines. This, of course, is the most crucial step […]

# How a Line Analysis Can Help Your Business [Infographic]

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# I Love Problems

There is a phrase I often hear that excites me; “I have a problem, and was hoping you could help me solve it.” This is our favorite part of the job. For every problem, there is a solution. The Infinity and Bi-Flo accumulators were designed out of necessity to solve problems, and the next innovation […]

# Garvey Teams Up With Econocorp at the CBC

The teams at Garvey Corporation and Econocorp’s decision to work together this year at the Craft was a huge success. The Beer-Flo™ machine, a model of our standard Bi-Flo™ , worked perfectly and garnered plenty of attention from patrons at the event. The beer probably didn’t hurt either. Our Beer-Flo™ was running filled bottles during […]