All posts by: admin

  • 19 sep

    Search strategies & product mix templates

    Call off-sequences have major impacts on the laundry’s bottomline. Use search strategies or product mix templates to control the call off. Batch sequences surely have hard bottom line effects. And yes,...

  • 30 aug

    Degrees of freedom

    We want good, optimal plans in the laundry production – how paradoxical that may sound.   A plan may be optimal, as well as every plan in a series of...

  • 07 jul

    Buffers drain the laundry’s lifeblood

    In the industrial laundries buffers are everywhere. But they come at a cost. By definition material flow capacity is determined by process route capacities. In turn process route capacity...

  • 12 jun

    Laundry production isn’t sexy

    Without the people and the market, the laundry is just a building with a potential. But there has always been something special about the working conditions in a laundry.  ...

  • 12 jan

    The competitive edge

    Better infrastructure and faster transportation made laundries’ catchment area grow. Competition sharpened. In order to survive the laundries had to increase operational efficiency. But how?   As the industrialization unfolded in the 19th century,...