Increasing Cell Utilization

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann


In Chap.  4 we have developed the performance metrics of manufacturing and process lead time applied to SPF and B&Q principle enunciating the following theorems for a mono-product cell:
  • Theorem of Generalized Lead Time

  • Theorem of Lead Time Stability

  • Main Theorem of Production Time (SPF dominance)

  • Theorem of Debottlenecking

  • Central Limit Theorem of Manufacturing CLTM (Identity theorem)

  • Theorem of Stochastic Cycle Time Variability.

References and Selected Readings

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    George, M.O.: The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less. John Wiley, New Jersey (2010)Google Scholar
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    Ohno, T.: Toyota Production System—Beyond Large Scale Production. Productivity Press, New York (1988)Google Scholar
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    Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T.: Lean Thinking. Free Press, New York (2003)Google Scholar
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    Liker, J.K.: The Toyota Way, 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer. McGraw-Hill, New York (2004)Google Scholar
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    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
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    Tolio, T., Terkaj, W., Valente, A.: Design of Flexible Production Systems—Methodologies and Tools. Springer Verlag, Berlin (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Rother, M., Harris, R.: Creating Continuous Flow. LEI, Cambridge (2001)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Inspire AG: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Curriculum. Inspire Academy (2014)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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