Reducing Process Lead Time

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann


After having introduced the three basic laws of production, given by the
  • Theorem of Throughput

  • Theorem of WIP, and the

  • OTD Theorem (Theorem of General Production Requirements),

References and Selected Readings

  1. 1.
    Suzaki, K.: The New Manufacturing Challenge. Free Press, New York (1987)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rüttimann, B.G.: Discourse about linear programming and lean manufacturing: Two different approaches with a similar, converging rational. J. Serv. Sci. Manag. 8, 85–91 (2015)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Rüttimann, B.G., Fischer, U.P., Stöckli, M.T.: Leveraging lean in the office: Lean office needs a novel and differentiated approach. J. Serv. Sci. Manag. 7, 352–360 (2014)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Goldratt, E.: The Goal, Excellence in Manufacturing. McGraw-Hill, New York (1984)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Goldratt, E.: Theory of Constraints. North River Press, Croton-on-Hudson (1999)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Umsetzungsempfehlungen für das Zukunftsprojekt Industrie 4.0—Abschlussbericht des Arbeitskreises Industrie 4.0., April 2013
  7. 7.
    Zukunftsbild Industrie 4.0.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann
    • 1
  1. 1.D-MAVT - IWFinspire AG/ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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