15From Germany: Yes, Even Small Companies Can Benefit from Implementing POLCA

Guest author: Markus Menner

In 2014, we were approached by Preter CNC Dreh- und Frästechnik GmbH und Co.KG, a small company in the Black Forest region that produces drilled and milled parts on CNC machines. As the pioneer of Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) in Germany, we at axxelia help companies reduce their lead times by implementing QRM principles. POLCA is one of the tools that we use regularly, based on our software timeaxx, which incorporates the POLCA logic. Preter had heard about our successful implementation of software-based POLCA in some other companies and their initial idea was to utilize the same software right away in their factory. As we spoke on ...

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