If you manage or work in a factory, it’s likely that one of the things that keeps you up at night is the existence of bottlenecks in your production line. Do not feel alone...
While arguments can be made for the downside to the emphasis on immediacy and information constantly being thrown at us from all different directions, there is a place where the upside is huge and the downside is miniscule. That place is your factory.
Even factories that are built with efficiency in mind and deploy the latest equipment suffer from reduced efficiency due to factors such as poor installation, misuse, or inefficient coordination and planning.
It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security and assume that as long as the products are flowing out of the factory, everything is functioning properly