Reducing Weapons Grade Materials from the World Stockpiles

Reducing Weapons Grade Materials from the World Stockpiles

Consulting 7With the end of the Cold War, the United States and the former Soviet Union began dismantling thousands of nuclear weapons. This dismantlement resulted in large quantities of surplus weapons-usable highly enriched uranium and plutonium. This creates a huge problem – plutonium is one of the most expensive materials on earth, by far the most dangerous in the wrong hands and short of sending it into the sun you can’t just get rid of it! (more…)

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Come on, be honest — wouldn’t you really like to Tell Management Were to Go!

Come on, be honest — wouldn’t you really like to

Tell Management Were to Go!

Irrespective of what type of a company you work in, management is seeking a better way of identifying the best projects — projects that will make difference in the bottom line of the company. This manual shows how…how to capture, how to find the problem areas and how to improve your processes. You will finally have a method to tell management where to go in company processes to find the greatest benefit. (more…)

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Don’t leave Money on the Table — Optimize

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“Great presentation! Are you sure you’ve found the best solution for our business?” OptimizationMoney_on_Table

These words, or questions of a similar nature, are heard time and time again in most meetings where simulation has been presented. Most of the time systems are so complex, that finding the “right solution” is easier said than done. To find the exact combination of conditions that will give you the ‘best’ possible system performance, you need to examine multiple scenarios. Every situation can require some modification of your simulation model. The sheer number of parameters and combinations can create thousands or even hundreds of thousands of possible experiments. You’re left facing an impractical task. And yet potential improvements are never realized due to a lack of time for experimentation. (more…)

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Value Stream Mapping Will Delay Production, Drain Your Cash and Wreck Havoc in These 5 Parts of Your Business

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See the five process problems experienced by most companies, why they can’t be solved with traditional Lean tools, and how you can tackle them quickly without even breaking a sweat. Read on…

Don’t get us wrong. This information isn’t anti-lean. It is pro-lean. Lean techniques have proven their worth time and time again. Almost every technique you have learned in lean should still be used. And if you can solve the problem using simple diagrams, don’t read any further. But if you haven’t noticed, some process problems are difficult to solve because the traditional tools just aren’t adequate. Here are some examples: (more…)

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Restaurant Savors Rich Rewards with Process Optimization

It’s Friday night at the Restaurant.  As the owner of this buzzing social phenomenon you smile at the sight of bustling waiters and the line of patrons at the door just waiting to experience the fine dining your restaurant is

Cheesecake1famous for.  For the moment everything seems ideal…who doesn’t want their restaurant to be the Friday night hot-spot?  But then out of the corner of your eye you see a couple from the back of the line check their watches and reluctantly walk away.  You quickly point them out to the host and ask if he has spoken to them.  He says “no, but the wait is at least two hours…they probably just don’t have that kind of time.” Looking around you notice the irony of many empty chairs.  Even more disconcerting you see several other groups approaching your door, but also turning away.

If this experience sounds familiar to you, you may also be considering this seemingly formidable problem of inefficient throughput. (more…)

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