Synchronous Manufacturing: In an all-encompassing management philosophy which includes a set of principles, procedures and techniques where every action is evaluated in terms of common goals of the organization.
The seven principles are:
- Focus on synchronizing the production flow than on idle capacities.
- Value of time at a bottleneck resource is equal to the throughout rate of products processed by the bottleneck.
- Value of time at a non-bottleneck resource is negligible.
- Level of utilization of a non-bottleneck resource is controlled by other
constraints within the system.
- Resources must be utilized, not simply activated.
- Transfer batch should not be equal to process batch
- A process batch should be variable both along its route and overtime.