Sep 12 2016
Question On Optional Components | Arvind Janarthanam
“Greetings! First of all, I am thankful to this blog. It has helped me out with my queries.
I’m working as a scheduler and we are facing sudden change in the optional parts that we supply to our customer. The reliability of the forecast we have is coming down. Most of our parts being imported is affecting our cost due to last-minute freight. Can you please suggest an approach to arrive at the minimum number of stock we could maintain against each options(based on past data) so that we strike a balance between the inventory and availability.
Michel Baudin‘s response:
You tell me you are a scheduler, but many of the actions that can improve the procurement of optional parts are beyond the range of what a scheduler can decide. You are also asking a generic question, to which there is no generic, universal answer. All I can do is lay out a few possible courses of action.
Dec 5 2016
What You Can And Cannot Learn About Manufacturing From Books
I found the following reader’s question in another blog:
It’s been centuries since the book was the state of the art in communicating knowledge, and readers needed technical support on how to use one:
Millenials may be the last generation for which “book smart” is synonymous with educated. But books, even printed books as opposed to ebooks, are still essential to learning, and in particular to learning Lean.
By Michel Baudin • Answers to reader questions • 1 • Tags: Books about Lean, Lean