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Old 10th February 2015, 06:52 PM
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Re: Demand Flow Technology vs. Lean Manufacturing - Same method with just another nam

First, ?That Wasn?t Bad?, I would like to apologize to you for the delay in replying to your post. The notification following your post landed in my Junk box in my email and I have only just come across it.

I totally agree with you on your point regarding OMS, TQC, Verify etc. These are not mathematical based. However, before we are able to start work on OMS?s and other tools utilized daily by the operations team, we need to deploy our mathematical toolset.

Our mathematical tools we utilize during design phases in Factory and Supply Chain Transformations enable us to establish alignment across the factory and entire supply chain. The mathematical tools we have help us model the factory that can transition it from high levels of inventories, low material turns, low levels of utilization, long production lead times to becoming a factory that is truly Demand Driven. In our new Demand Driven operations lead times are reduced, productivity levels increased, and inventories reduced. Ultimately the Demand Driven factory now has the agility and flexibility to adapt to changes in daily demand and one that is aligned to the needs of the customer.

In one recent factory implementation the mathematical tools of DFT established a factory environment were we reduced the number of production lines from 26 to 14 Mixed-Model DFT Flow Lines. In the Mixed-Model Flow Line products with no ?marketing family? similarities previously assembled on totally different production lines are now produced on the same Flow Line. The same toolset further enabled a 10% reduction in floor space, 25% reduction in WIP inventories and a 38% reduction in lead time. For sure this would not be possible with only a handful of conceptual tools.

Without a core set of mathematical tools that are used to create our modeling, we would not be able to achieve the level of benefits that we see time and time again. Certainly, conceptual tools or even individual Lean projects that are not aligned to the overall goal will not achieve the same.

Our mathematical tools are the power and science behind Flow.

For more information check out our website (High Impact Coaching & Strategies). Also check out the YouTube videos on Demand Demand Flow Technology at and John Deere and Intermec (now part of Honeywell)

Thanks again for your interest.

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Old 12th April 2017, 11:54 AM
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Re: Demand Flow Technology vs. Lean Manufacturing - Same method with just another nam

DFT Vs. Lean

One of the most common comparisons when considering manufacturing ideologies, is between Demand Flow Technology and Lean Philosophy.*

Lean takes an activity by activity approach to achieve its goal.* The output of each activity is a small incremental improvement achieved through the application of the tools within the Lean toolbox.* Typically, after long term implementation you will have a Lean environment where you have achieved several small incremental improvements along the way.

In contrast, Demand Flow Technology is a complete business strategy that looks at the entire manufacturing environment.* The technology uses mathematically based tools to redesign the process and achieve an Operational Cycle Time that is based on the Demand at Capacity.* This is where the differences between DFT and Lean begin.*

DFT drives companies to adjust their process volume and mix every day based on actual customer demand.*The demand driven technology reduces inventory and working capital costs, therefore improving speed-to-market.* Demand Flow also focuses on in-process quality, forcing quality checks throughout the process, rather than at the end.

Demand Flow Technology:
Technology Based
Any Model-Any Day
Sequence-of-Events Based
Eliminates Scheduling
Tools for Kanban Design
Eliminates Work Orders
Demand Driven
Designed-In-Process TQC
Total Quality OP Sheets
Flexible Workforce
Flow Based Costing

Lean Philosophy:
Labor Focused

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