Reduce lead time
Plan better and accelerate processes
Short delivery times and on-time delivery are frequently deciding factors for awarding contracts. False promises frustrate customers and employees alike, because they create chaos in manufacturing. Suppliers who offer short delivery times and plan ahead to meet their delivery deadlines have a clear competitive advantage. This is a good reason to closely examine the lead times in your own manufacturing and make improvements. Accelerating your processing pays for itself in multiple ways: You always deliver quickly and on time, make optimal use of your resources, and can respond more flexibly to the market. You win orders that you could not even plan before. Did you know that about 60 percent of lead time is spent idling and waiting?