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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, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Norbert Majerus, Lean Champion at Goodyear, has been selected as this year's winner of the Shingo Prize, for his book, Lean-Driven Innovation . In it, Norbert writes ...
Building on the industry-leading expertise of Strategic Project Solutions in the oil and gas energy sector, Strategic Project Solutions and Factory Physics Inc. will work together to apply operations science to eliminate chronic budget and schedule...

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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

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
Variability is abundantly prevalent in our world. For example, we very rarely leave the house at the exact same time every day. Why is that? Variability in timing includes what we had for breakfast, whether or not we set the alarm clock or how late we stayed up the night before. For this blog post... Read more

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