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The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part III: Log and Mill Length Optimization, Or, Bill Discovers How He Can Implement Accurate Data


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Author: Craig Werner
Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC
Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 2
Year: 2012
Pages: 4

Summary: This article is the third in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series will present new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Though fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, continuous improvement, optimization techniques, employee motivation and incentive systems to optimize aluminum extrusion operations. Part III focuses on techniques to optimize log and billet lengths to avoid scrap generation. 

Product Code: THE32


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