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TL;DR: It is the wrong thing to measure. By measuring and increasing utilization in employees across the board, you create problems in the system and reduce overall throughput. Throughput Accounting What you actually want to measure is throughput, inventory and operating expense all together and try to reduce inventory and reduce operating expenses while ...


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What they are talking about is Kaizen 5M (Man, Machine, Material, Method, Measurement). It is approach to continuous improvement at every station in the process and the Ms are possible points of improvement and to which there is a corresponding question (5Qs). Sometimes Environment is added for 6th, like in this process that explains how to construct the ...


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Without input from the authors I doubt we'll get a definitive answer but I'll try my best. As far as I know none of the authors of The Phoenix Project served in the military, however my understanding of the USA is that serving in the army for a couple of years to help fund college is an extremely common practice. In other countries (such as the UK where I ...


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Check out a book called Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal. This is how the military operates today and is really all about putting the power to make decisions into the hands of the people on the ground and out of the hands of senior military leadership. It is not my typical read but is really a fantastic book that dives into not only military ...


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My take on the military references in the book, as a veteran, has to do with Man, Machine, Method, Measure; and, with drilling. The military is entirely other compared to civilian operational models. Setting aside the chain of command and the Military Justice systems; consider that the way any service member mops, waxes and buffs a floor is detailed in a ...


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