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Strategies for increasing productivity in production systems

Diego Pacheco, Isaac Pergher, Carlos Fernando Jung, Carla Scwenberg ten Caten


The main objective of this article is to point a set of practical strategies that can be adopted to increase the capacity of constraints resources on production systems, when the constraint is inside the factory and not is in the market. To serve this purpose will be presented strategies based on best practices of the Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance. This article also presents the mains tools for the deployment of these methodologies. The survey results have provided an objective set of practical strategy that can be used to increase the capacity and productivity of production systems according to the needs of each manufacturing system.


Capacity; Theory of the Constraints; Total Productive Maintenance; Lean Manufacturing; Productivity.

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