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Cycle Time Metrics for Make to Stock vs. Make to Order (Issue 20.01)

Welcome to Volume 20, Number 1 of the FabTime Cycle Time Management Newsletter. It’s hard to believe that this is the 20th year of publication for this newsletter. Many thanks to all who have joined us along the way. We welcome your feedback on topics that we should cover in the coming year.

We hope that everyone’s 2019 is off to a great start. This issue’s software tip is about enabling and using FabTime’s Javascript charting engine. In our subscriber discussion forum, we seek your input regarding a new metric that we are implementing, Green to Green time. In our main article, we discuss metrics for make to stock vs. make to order production. Specifically, we question the use of the On-Time Delivery (OTD) metric for lots that are make to stock, and suggest other approaches.