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Making Up For Lost Time

By Paul Hogendoorn

The time between when your machine produces its first part on a shift, and when it could have or should have produced the first part of a shift, is time lost forever. There are many other instances where our processes regularly lose production time – before shift end, before and after breaks, extra set-up time or maintenance time, adjustment time, and time waiting for parts. All of this, from a pure production perspective, is lost time, and time that has to be made up or accounted for.

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