Yes, it’s true. Ishikawa’s Fishbone Diagram is a crucial tool for any making or manufacturing business! As a small business owner, you know that quality assurance is vital for making a good impression on your customers. And if you’re a regular PCat reader, … [Read more...] about Fishbone Diagram
You know that having the RIGHT amount of inventory is crucial to your business success. But how do you know exactly what the right amount is??? Enter Demand Forecasting Demand forecasting is just what it sounds like: predicting how much demand (how many sales) … [Read more...] about Demand Forecasting
Everyone knows that having the right amount of inventory is crucial for small businesses. But did you also know that there are different types of inventory??? Rhonda didn’t… If you’re a regular PCat reader, you know that Rhonda is a retired nurse who now runs a small … [Read more...] about Types and Functions of Inventory
You run a small manufacturing business. Or maybe you think of yourself as more of a Maker business owner or a Craftsperson. Anyway, you make things and sell them. But how do you know how many to make???? When you first started out, the answer was probably, … [Read more...] about Inventory
Of course not! This week we’ll look at one strategy that helps the planet AND your profitability by using your scrap-materials! Use your scrap materials! You run a small manufacturing business. You know that it’s tough enough to troubleshoot manufacturing problems, … [Read more...] about Stop scrapping your scrap!