CHAPTER 10

Machine Building

The utopic machine will have zero fulfillment time and an infinite variety of product options. Fast fulfillment is not easy and requires huge capital investments and deep modeling knowledge. Existing assets frequently are a disadvantage. Proceed with seven investigations to initiate the fast fulfillment project: Speed, Brownian Uncertainty, Physio-Digital Innovation, Streaming Data, Transfer Function Math, Automation Segments, and Decision Models.

Fast, faster, fastest. Smart, smarter, smartest. Choices, more choices, most choices. These are the goals of a design-build fulfillment team. In the preceding chapters, we investigated and explained strategies pursued by the innovators and disruptors to build some of the ...

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