Build-to-Order & Mass Customization

15 Articles Seminars Consulting Results books Clients Credentials Inventory Reduction

by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Build-to-Order Consulting
anderson@build-to-order-consulting.com
Copyright 2016 by Dr. David Anderson

 

New article on Concurrent Engineering of Challenging Products at http://www.design4manufacturability.com/concurrent-engineering.htm

Results from BTO and DFM implementations (new article)

New article on Half Cost Solar Power at http://www.halfcostproducts.com/half_cost_solar.html

Article on "How to Build-to-Order Product Families"

Article on Inventory Reduction

Article on Recession Strategies: How BTO Can Help in a Recession, Immediately with little capital cost

Build-to-Order article

Mass Customization article

Training for Build-to-Order & Mass Customization article (on the Implementation page)

Achieving Growth through BTO & Mass Customization article

On-Demand Lean Production article as a key prerequisite

Spontaneous Supply Chain article to pull parts and materials on-demand

Product Line Rationalization article

Standardization article as a key prerequisite

Automatic Resupply Techniques article: kanban and breadtruck

Kanban article with kanban illustration

End of the Line for Mass Production; No Time for Batches and Queues article, a witty and hard-hitting editorial on the demise of Mass Production

Hoffman Enclosures case study, who used these BTO techniques to build a wide variety of standard and mass customized products on-demand.

Half Cost Products; link to www.HalfCostProducts.com

"The Build-to-Order Future," article by Dr. Anderson on the futurist web-site: The Next Twenty Years: http://www.tnty.com/newsletter/futures/lifestyle2.html

"Tearing Down the Walls with Vendor/Partnerships," link to on-line article at Fabricating & Metalworking magazine (January 2008)

 

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