Archives

  • 29 Jun

    Knowledge is predictive power

    With the right information we are able to create better results. It is almost a banal realisation that in our industry, where the flow of goods is controlled on...

  • 12 Apr

    Finding routes to profit in a competitive market

    You may wonder why some markets have experienced these major decreases in prices on laundering, when the costs in the surrounding society have increased. You may especially wonder why...

  • 03 Jan

    Among the blasted…

    And then, when a year has past, and we – with our sharp planning methods, trimmed machines, skilled employees and a whole laundry boiling with eagerness to perform –...

  • 17 Dec

    Procurement: Heaven and hell

    Only when the goods flow, in the right quality, sequence and speed, is the laundry able to fulfil a market’s demands. And able to survive in the long run.  ...

  • 12 Nov

    Effects of the material flow

    It is frightening how little the planners are free to decide without causing repercussions on other costs and decision areas, and in other sections – effects they most often...

  • 09 Oct

    Parent-child relation from the bill of materials

    Sometimes you may experience that even though everybody in the production are working hard and productivity is high, you can’t seem to get the trucks going.   Nothing seems...

  • 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.  ...