Total manufacturing cost is an essential metric for understanding the profitability of a business. It can be used to adjust the selling price of your products, identify and cut expenses, and calculate other key metrics like the Cost of Goods Manufactured. In this post, we explore total manufacturing cost and its utility to manufacturers.
We have all seen manufacturing depicted in cartoons. Basic resources are rolled into a factory, followed by loud noises and a smoking chimney. Then, shiny finished products emerge on the other side. In reality, manufacturing is a bit more complex. On their journey toward becoming final products, raw materials go through work in process inventory. […]
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.
Production capacity is an essential metric for any manufacturer planning their production. Knowing it helps to provide customers with more accurate lead times and can be a great aid in forecasting cash flow. In this post, we look at what production capacity is and explore different ways how to calculate it.