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Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Let Your Production Go Line Down!

By Keith Mitnik / December 02, 2016
Line down issues on any product line is traumatic, especially if you’re the one purchasing and managing the parts. If just one sub-component is not ready, the whole production line comes to a screeching halt. Late or short component deliveries are the main cause of a line down situation....
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Topics: Lead Time, Supplier Problems

Death by Lead Time

By Keith Mitnik / September 09, 2016
You’ve been there before: Customer commitments you’ve made have been missed. Your production facility is line-down, effectively bringing it to a complete halt. And all parts are sitting idle waiting for the longest lead-time component — the LCD display — which is now extremely late. Maybe this is a onetime occurrence, or perhaps it’s systematic, ...
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Topics: Lead Time, Supplier Problems