Product and Process Design. Dr. Ranjan Ghosh Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. The Manufacturing Environment. Rapid Changes New products rapidly introduced Short, unknown product life cycles High Variety of Products Long Production Lead Times
Dr. Ranjan Ghosh
Indian Institute of ManagementCalcutta
How to be flexible?
Sequence of Processes
Re-Sequencing of Processes
(or Build-to-Forecast to Build-to-Order); also known as De-Couple Point.
or between Sub-assembly and Final assembly, or between Final assembly and Distribution,
or between Distribution and Retail.
Short Cycle Times
Long Lead Times