Manufacturing company identifies opportunities for improvement

08/20/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

In this article, Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners, shares the story of a company that was manufacturing products in a much less efficient manner than it realized. After properly measuring its manufacturing efficiency, it became clear the company could improve by selling off unused resources and focusing on the time it takes to set up before production and clean up after it. "[I]n this case, the analysis paid off," Patrick writes.

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