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  1. Variable Solution Management By User Solutions

    BLAME RANDOM EVENTS AND COVARIANCE

    Ever wonder why, after picking what you thought was the shortest line, you’re the last to get through? Or, why traffic can come to an absolute stand-still on the freeway with no apparent reason? There are two mathematical principles at work here (and sad to say, influencing your Plant, Shop, Facto…Read More

  2. Production Scheduling By User Solutions

    SMART PRODUCTION SCHEDULING INCLUDES DOWNTIME EFFECTS

    A robust approach to production scheduling incorporates downtime Issues and occurrences. Production downtime can usually be attributed to one of three areas: Unplanned Downtime — this is when something goes awry. Could be a mechanical breakage or stoppage of any kind or an electronic problem. Plan…Read More

  3. Production Planning, Scheduling and Tracking With User Solutions

    PRODUCTION SCHEDULING OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

    While optimization typically has been reserved for bigger companies, with dedicated staff to create and run models using sophisticated software, there are some interesting alternatives to consider for most manufacturing companies. The most famous of optimization problems is the Traveling Salesman Pr…Read More

  4. User Solutions Seasons Greetings

    SEASONS GREETINGS

    Wishing you Happy Holidays and New Year! Here are some New Year’s Resolutions which this blog will be addressing for the New Year Lose Weight – by ordering only what you need, when you need it, and staffing with just the right balance of workcenters. Never be late – by generating feasible and …Read More

  5. User Solutions Production Scheduling Forward Order

    FORWARD PRODUCTION SCHEDULING VS REVERSE – MAKING THE CHOICE

    Production Scheduling – Forward Order At first hand, most schedulers are thinking they have to meet a due date, so therefore they are thinking that they need to Reverse Schedule from that due date. However, in reality, this is not how most operations actually work. Most operations will continue to…Read More