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The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part V: Linear Programming, Or, How Bill Steps Up the Analytics to Improve Extrusion Results


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Author:  Craig Werner

Company:  Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4


This article is the fifth in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series presents new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Through fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, continuous improvement, optimization techniques, and employee motivation and incentive systems to optimize aluminum extrusion operations. Part V focuses on linear programs with objective functions to either minimize cost or minimize the number of hours to produce profiles.


Product Code: art-00376


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