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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

In our last blog we stated that there is no simple formula for calculating the safety stock required for a given fill rate if the reorder quantity is greater than one. In this blog, I’ll provide detail on correct safety stock calculation and some considerations when trying to optimize safety stock... Read more

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

“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...
See a short video out take from Jeff's interview which provides a layman's view of the operations science of Factory Physics concepts. Jeff does a great job of describing how these fundamental concepts are important in any business and in daily life...

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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...

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

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
“‘Eliminate Waste’ is a nonsensical slogan. 1 ” – Shigeo Shingo Performance improvement strategies that revolve around the notion of reducing non-value-added activities continue to be popular. Unfortunately for the multitudes of companies relying on them, these strategies are seriously flawed and... Read more
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

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