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Ever heared about 'decision based scheduling'?
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Hi fellows,

Has anyone of you ever heared about 'decision based scheduling'? An alternative phrase could be 'decision based planning' or 'Lean scheduling'.

If yes, would appreciate if you would share your experience. If not, would be great if you could share what comes to your mind if you hear that phrase.

Thanks!
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Lean is a way of thinking to construct/manfcture/ produce with "right in time" and "zero waste" principles to achieve effective results in terms of cost, quality and time.

The term lean scheduling how you plan to implement this.

There is a good resource of application example you might be interested in http://apem-journal.org/Archives/2015/APEM10-1_005-017.pdf
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They are keen to achieve it, but few manufacturers or even construction companies can achieve that.
However, with technology and management systems moving ahead, it will be very applicable.
I attended a meeting in a food manufacturing company in Dubai a few years ago and I was astonished about the Chairman (owner) how deep he is implementing that. This company not to be named is one of the biggest in the region. His aim was to have nearly 100% zero waste in time, material, quality and even very low rate of staff turnover.
This type of management system needs a lot of commitment and knowledge from top management, in addition to high calibre staff.
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Kevin, what is the core of such scheduling system? How is it supposed to work? Sounds very interested and ambitious:)
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Kevin, I am certified lean management, my question is for that company did they really achieved near 100% eliminating all MUDA?
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1 reply by Kevin Drake
Mar 31, 2018 10:21 PM
Kevin Drake
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He knew that it is impossible to reach that, but he said "it is part of my life journey seeking perfection."
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Mar 31, 2018 9:34 PM
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Kevin, I am certified lean management, my question is for that company did they really achieved near 100% eliminating all MUDA?
He knew that it is impossible to reach that, but he said "it is part of my life journey seeking perfection."
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Specially with food industry the waste is inevitable.
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Isn't nearly 100% zero waste, six sigma?
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Interesting to see what the phrase 'lean' does to this conversation.

The way how I learned 'decision based scheduling' is that instead of only focusing on planning out activities you rather focus on the major decisions which need to be taken to achieve your deliverables.

Example, deliverable might be 'marketing plan'. Instead of having activities such as
'gather market data' or 'define strategy' you would identify the most important decision which has to be taken to come to that deliverable. This might be 'decide on launch countries'. Once this decision has been formulated, activities needed to make this decision can be identified as well. How does that sound?
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Sante -

Zero waste wouldn't be six sigma as the latter focuses on effectiveness and not efficiency, and sigma is a measure of defects which are just one type of waste vs. lean which will look at all types of waste.

Knowledge-based process work usually struggles to get better than 50% process efficiency and unless you take the human entirely out of the equation and make the machine fully self-healing and maintaining, 100% efficiency would seem to go against Newton's 2nd Law...

Kiron
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Apr 01, 2018 10:29 AM
Sante Vergini
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Newton would be disappointed. What do they call zero waste or close to no waste? Efficient cycle time?
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Apr 01, 2018 10:07 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Sante -

Zero waste wouldn't be six sigma as the latter focuses on effectiveness and not efficiency, and sigma is a measure of defects which are just one type of waste vs. lean which will look at all types of waste.

Knowledge-based process work usually struggles to get better than 50% process efficiency and unless you take the human entirely out of the equation and make the machine fully self-healing and maintaining, 100% efficiency would seem to go against Newton's 2nd Law...

Kiron
Newton would be disappointed. What do they call zero waste or close to no waste? Efficient cycle time?

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