Chapter 9. Week Seven: Material Flow Disconnect Analysis and Steering Team Review Number Three: Add Up the Value While Getting the Whole Company Involved

What do the numbers fifty, twenty, one thousand, fifteen, and three have in common? They’re the typical results of a successful disconnect analysis, focused on identifying all the issues, inefficiencies, and assorted problems of moving goods from suppliers through the company and on to customers.

Fifty is the typical number of people who participate in a day-long brainstorm event. Twenty is how many disconnects or issues a typical person can come up with in an hour. A thousand is the number of disconnects or issues the whole team can generate in the same amount of time. Fifteen is approximately ...

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