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WE ARE FACTORY PHYSICS

Formed in 2001 by Dr. Mark Spearman, Factory Physics Inc. is a management consulting company powered by Factory Physics® analytics. We provide cloud-based, patented analytics and an award-winning scientific framework to improve service and throughput, reduce cost and optimize inventory. We train your people in practical operations science to ensure improvements last. We have worked with leading companies the world over to create and implement breakthrough operations strategies. We accelerate results using your existing efforts, such as Lean or Six Sigma, and your existing information technology. Call us if you want better results quickly.

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THE LATEST FROM OUR BLOG

Ever get the feeling that you as a manager or your company’s managers are driving variability and chaos in your company through uncertain decisions and conflicting goals? You’re not alone. The Vice President of Manufacturing of a multi-billion company once reported that Production had done a... Read more

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

FPI has teamed up with ORTHOWORLD to present "Analyze and Optimize Your Supply Chain Operations for Higher Performance" at the 13th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition & Conference (OMTEC) in Chicago on June 12th.
“Factory Physics training provides your Supply Chain team with concepts and principles based on solid science that can be readily applied to improving your supply chain performance.” — Mike Gores, 3M Global Supply Chain...

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Put our scientific framework to work for you.

 

CSUITE is the first software application of Factory Physics' powerful and practical scientific framework.  Our CSUITE application optimizes on-time delivery, inventory, and cost to provide easily implemented solutions... identifying and plugging the critical functional gaps in enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and their implementation.  It compliments existing Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and information technology (IT) investments while increasing the 'bang' for the continuous improvement 'buck'.

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"I know of no quicker more effective approach to improving performance than the Factory Physics approach."

Corporate VP of Manufacturing Strategy, Fortune 300 Company

Our expert personnel bring their deep experience and knowledge of Factory Physics’ science to help managers meet specific goals such as:

  • Improving customer service
  • Increasing cash flow
  • Reducing costs
  • Optimizing inventory

We would love to help you improve your bottom line through our unique, personalized consultation process and CSUITE software.

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Discover our publications.

From the award-winning developers of Factory Physics—a powerful leadership guide for breakthrough performance

A comprehensive guide that cuts through the hodgepodge of copycat initiatives, overblown buzzwords, confusing mathematics, and misguided software, Factory Physics for Managers is a breath of fresh air...

Our economy and future way of life depend on how well American manufacturing managers adapt to the dynamic, globally competitive landscape and evolve their firms to keep pace. A major challenge is how to structure the...

EVEN number problems from Factory Physics, 3rd Edition. Once payment has been confirmed, the PDF can be downloaded.
$10

Managers face an infinite range of situations and problems that involve bringing materials and information together to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. In Hopp's solid, practical introduction to manufacturing and supply chain dynamics, managers learn how to...

The Factory Physics Blog

At Factory Physics Inc., I have railed against buzzword initiatives for years. Buzzword initiatives are akin to death and taxes—not anything people like but they seem to be unavoidable. Companies continually launch buzzword initiatives like rock concerts, e.g. Lean, SixSigma, Lean SixSigma, Theory... Read more
Forecasting is often greatly misunderstood and also obfuscated by the allure of the latest technology. In Lord of the Rings, Saruman had the best technology available with the palantir (the “seeing stone”). However, his technology didn’t save him from making serious mistakes or from a bad end... Read more
At a recent SAP user’s conference, a speaker discussed how his company (a Fortune 50 company) had challenges managing inventory and production scheduling. They heeded management’s and SAP’s exhortation to respond to all MRP exception messages. The company hired Accenture as a third-party resource... Read more

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