Short & sweet: Funnel model

The funnel model describes the behavior of production capacities. It shows that the throughput of a production, machine or system only increases up to a certain level with the order backlog, corresponding to the water level in the hopper. This increases the throughput time and worsens adherence to delivery dates without improving capacity utilization.

Our tip:

You need to set your order backlog in production so that adherence to deadlines, throughput time and capacity utilization are in the right proportion for you, so that the hopper neither overflows nor runs empty. This is known as logistical positioning of production.

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