MCT Quick Reference Guide
Just published! The first comprehensive book on MCT — the time-based metric to support improvement projects. This guide is a “must have” for anyone using MCT in continuous improvement projects!
Nathan J. Stoflet, Rajan Suri
Continuous improvement efforts often include cutting costs, reducing waste, improving quality, increasing responsiveness and boosting customer satisfaction. However, quantifying the progress and success of these efforts remains a challenge in any enterprise.
Paul D. Ericksen, Rajan Suri, Bash’shar El-Jawhari, Aaron J. Armstrong
For many OEMs, order fulfillment — being able to deliver product to market quickly and flexibly — has been dramatically affected by lean initiatives, global sourcing and asset reduction. OEMs no longer have nearby suppliers, and asset-reduction initiatives have led them to adopt build-to-demand strategies. Suppliers struggle to efficiently and quickly produce fluctuating quantities and the often broad mix of products required by today’s OEMs.
Paul D. Ericksen and Rajan Suri
Ericksen, Manager of Materials Resources for John Deere Horicon Works and Suri, founder of the QRM Center, examine time-based supply management and its contrasts with the traditional metrics used to understand supplier operations.