A good quality factory schedule is one of the most important factors in minimising costs and creating a firm foundation for continuous improvement. Yet many factory schedules are driven by the knowledge of just one scheduler, without much oversight by senior production management.
It was a cold and miserable winter day on-site at a client’s facility in Victoria, Australia. I was staring at the consequence of a design mistake that I’d made. There was no going back, and I needed to fall on my sword and suffer the consequences. I remember standing there for a long time, trying … Read more