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Quality Digest Publishes Insight from Leading Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler


Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2016 -- Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored a feature article in the issue of Quality Digest. The feature, titled, "The Next Layer of Lean Manufacturing," examined how fork truck free systems drive improved throughput and diminishes cost of poor quality.

Cutler noted on a manufacturing plant floor, the 2016 buzzword is throughput. The operations managers are getting mandates to improve throughput outcomes and are enrolling quality management professionals to produce the required results. In a continuous process environment there is great attention paid to a nonconformance of a quality characteristic to its specification. DPMO, stated in opportunities per million units, reveal processes under quality inspection may be improved. What has not been correlated, until now, is the impact on throughput. Identifying specific opportunities for defects is too often relegated to quality costs or cost of poor quality (COPQ).

Rolled throughput yield is often associated with Lean Six Sigma methodologies and reflects the probability that a process with more than one step will produce a defect free unit. It is the product of yields for each step of the entire process. Obviously the best case situation within manufacturing and subsequent quality control is to produce its product without defects and without rework. Rolled throughput yield quantifies the cumulative effects of inefficiencies found throughout the process.

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About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.

Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

Cutler has authored more than 5,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the host of a new weekly episodic video program called Kanbanversation. He is also the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen of industry experts and thought leaders on staff.

Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and thousands follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler.