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Manufacturing bottlenecks are points in the production process that are constrained by inefficiency. Finding and eliminating bottlenecks allows you to use more of your production capacity, minimize WIP inventory, reduce lead times, improve quality, and increase the overall efficiency of your manufacturing business.
Regardless of the size of the manufacturing operation, a Bill of Materials (BOM) is vital for production. Companies across the globe utilize them as the guide and shopping list for their final product and as such, they are tied into manufacturing, maintenance, scheduling, purchasing, and other areas of the organization.
The realm of production optimization is as diverse as there are different manufacturing workflows. Optimizations can range from changing inventory and warehouse layouts to adopting machine learning and advanced AI. In this post, we look at the basics of production optimization with a focus on how small manufacturers can optimize their processes.