Maximizing Thruput: Choose Your Constraint

Most people’s approach to increasing production is to “identify ” the constraint. I believe there is a better approach. My approach is to look at the process and decide “where” you want the constraint. Once you shift your perspective to this method, your approach becomes proactive as opposed to a reactive. In a proactive approach, […]

Maximizing Thruput: The Myth of Efficiency

Efficiency improvement feels like a good thing. I mean it makes sense, doesn’t it? If we can make something more efficient, it stands to reason that it should improve the process. Not always. I propose that in most cases increases in efficiency will be of little benefit, if any, to the overall process. In fact, […]

Keep Moving – Good Advice for You and Your Business

I was out for a run recently in an area with which I was not familiar. There was a nice path in front of the hotel, so I just chose a direction and started my training. I should have taken more time to plan my route because I ran out of sidewalk after a few […]