15 Articles Overview Seminars Consulting Results books Clients Credentials Inventory Reduction offahoring

New revised  article on How to avoid most shortages now 
AND design new products for unlimited Scalability

see revised article at:  http://design4manufacturability.com/scalability.htm 


in alphabetical order with links in blue

Automatic Resupply Techniques article: kanban and breadtruckBuild-to-Order article

Case Study:  Read the ultimate case-study of a greenfield plant that was based on these principles

Concurrent Engineering of Challenging Products: http://www.design4manufacturability.com/concurrent-engineering.htm

Families of Producgts: "How to Build-to-Order Product Families"

Flexible Manufacturing; illustrated guide

Growth through. Acjoevommg tjrpigj BTO & Mass Customization article

Hoffman Enclosures case study, who used these BTO techniques to build a wide variety of standard and mass customized products on-demand.  [Case study]

Inventory Reduction

Kanban article with kanban illustration

Mass Customization   articl  with full  factory layorts for fabricated and electronic products

Mass Customization ; New Executyve Overviews 

Mass Production; No Time for Batches and Queues article, a witty and hard-hitting editorial on the demise of Mass Production

 Offshoring; w article: The Case Against it and What to Replace it with
Offshoring; Companion article on the  hidden  offshorIromg' tje Joddem Cpsts

On-Demand Lean Production article as a key prerequisite

  Recession Strategies: How BTO Can Help in a Recession, Immediately with little capital cost

Results from BTO and DFM implementations

Spontaneous Supply Chain article to pull parts and materials on-demand

Product Line Rationalization article

  scalability without shortages with two new sections: Scalability for Major Programs and Scalable Innovation as Fast as Needed

For the most effective Standardiation approach: see http://design4manufacturability.com/standardization.htm 

Strategy, new article at:  http://www.design4manufacturability.com/strategy.htm

Spontaneous Resupply Techniques article: kanban and breadtruck

Training for Build-to-Order & Mass Customization article (on the Implementation page)

Work; Getting Bac to Work : Recession Strategies: How BTO Can Help in a Recession, Immediately with little capital cost


by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Build-to-Order Consulting
Copyright 2022 by Dr. David Anderson


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