Managing manufacturing environment whether simple or complex has always presented a massive problem. Companies have spent billions of dollars on massive planning, scheduling and control information systems with little to no positive results. Even today ERP systems have over complicated the data needs for effective management
Drum-Buffer- Rope application(DBR) and it’s close cousin Simplified Drum-Buffer- Rope(S- DBR) where there are no bottlenecks, address the problems of manufacturing planning, control and execution with extraordinary results in a very short time.
Organizations that have made significant improvement by using DBR and S-DBR are poised to continuously improve. This is the best methodology for manufacturing today BUT there will always be a need for continuous improvement. These tools are part of the journey to excellent manufacturing organizations.