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Using Lead-Time Effectively

With help from Kurt B. Carr, Visual Enterprise can be a powerful tool for effectively managing lead-time

Any discussion of scheduling ends up dealing with the topic of lead-time. While participants may start out talking about resources and constraints, they always end up wrestling with issues of lead-time and how to manage it.

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back."
-- Harvey MacKay

Lead-time comes in a number of forms. The first is the lead-time provided to your customer as a delivery date. Obviously that lead-time needs to be long enough to accommodate the activities required to create your product without requiring so much time that the customer takes their business elsewhere. In most custom product manufacturers, this lead-time is the scarcest resource.

The key to managing delivery lead-time effectively is to:

I am Kurt B. Carr and I have years of experience in teaching companies how to use Visual Enterprise as a tool to operate effectively and achieve success. Call (941.776.3830) or email me today to start effectively managing your lead-times.

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