Simplified market-pull scheduling

Simplified Market Pull (SMP) includes a pull scheduling mechanism with appropriate controls and buffers that supports dramatic reductions in production lead-time and work-in-process inventory while freeing up available capacity and improving on-time performance and reliability. SMP delivers results in just weeks. SMP is appropriate for manufacturing companies that are market constrained, that is, companies with more than enough capacity to fulfill current demands. With slightly different scheduling mechanisms, SMP applies to both make-to-order and build-for-stock situations.

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