The manufacturing strategy is a future-oriented instruction that is set for the long term for the area of manufacturing or is geared towards the realization of manufacturing goals. The manufacturing strategy can relate to:
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· Improving manufacturing performance, e.g. B. by using flexible machines or reducing set-up times, after which a reduction in Manufacturing costs can be effected.
Potential for success
· The use of the success potential goals, e.g. B. by customer-oriented, market-oriented production or by promoting product quality, which can improve the company's market position.
Reduce or increase the capacity
· Reducing or increasing the capacity, e.g. B. through expansion investments or avoidance of capacity overloads, whereby a balanced production can be ensured.
Improve production control
· Improving production control, e.g. B. by computer-aided control (CAM) or by computer-integrated production (CIM), which can contribute to an optimization of the production process.
· Ensuring product quality, e.g. B. by defining the quality characteristics or by intensified monitoring of the quality in order to be able to meet the high demands of the customers.
Shorten lead times
· Shortening the Lead timesFor example, by avoiding production disruptions or by meeting deadlines in order to minimize production costs.
A large number of manufacturing strategies are not primarily based on manufacturing considerations, but are the result of considerations in the field of marketing.