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Managing the Bottleneck with PCB - Consequences of a Comprehensive Field Study

Case Study (Published On: 23-Mar-2023 )
Managing the Bottleneck with PCB - Consequences of a Comprehensive Field Study
DOI : 10.54364/AAIML.2023.1154

Bernd Langer

Adv. Artif. Intell. Mach. Learn., 3 (1):868-894

Bernd Langer : University of applied sciences Karlsruhe Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

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DOI: 10.54364/AAIML.2023.1154

Article History: Received on: 23-Jan-23, Accepted on: 25-Feb-23, Published on: 23-Mar-23

Corresponding Author: Bernd Langer

Email: bernd.langer@h-ka.de

Citation: Bernd Langer (2023). Managing the Bottleneck with PCB - Consequences of a Comprehensive Field Study. Adv. Artif. Intell. Mach. Learn., 3 (1 ):868-894


Abstract

    

Purpose - Increasing productivity continues to be essential for survival. With the Production Cultural Biorhythm (PCB) we enable the recognition and use of previously hidden potentials of up to 80% additional performance. Design/methodology/approach - This paper describes the results of a quantitative field study conducted in over 100 manufacturing companies. Critical metrics were recorded at short time intervals over months, then averaged to produce a standard day. Findings - Specific patterns emerged that make corporate cultural behavior visible. The field study also identified six basic patterns across companies. Working with these basic patterns, in combination with a developed visualization especially at bottlenecks, enables a phase-centered and thus simplified leadership style. Originality/value - We combine the classical bottleneck management according to Goldratt with the new insights of the Production Cultural Biorhythm PCB. The connecting element is a new form of real-time bottleneck visualization on the shop floor resulting in a significant increase in throughput in the value stream.

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