Do We Need more Focus on “Manufacturing Logistics?”

from scdigest.com

SCDigest Editorial Staff

With all the focus on the improved flow of materials and goods in the overall supply chain and distribution centers, the impact of constricted material flow within manufacturing operations is too often overlooked.
SCDigest Says:
One key obviously is to look hard to changes to material flow – and barriers that may be created later – any time changes to a plant are being considered, not just on solving the immediate production issue.
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“We’ve been hearing an increasing number of stories from companies that are suffering from material flow issues, or what we like to call “production logistics” problems,” said SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore.

For example, SCDigest recently spoke with one of the largest food manufacturers in the US, which described how in one plant, changes over time to production lines had led to highly inefficient material flow and that cumulatively had a significant impact on cost and productivity.

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