Demand-focused approaches to control WIP:
- Block All Demand when WIP Reaches Its Upper Limit.
- When WIP Is High, Purge Low-Value Projects.
- Control WIP by Shedding Requirements.
- Control WIP by Relaxing the Targets for a Unit Cost at Production.
One of the biggest advantages of the demand-focused approaches is the speed at which you can execute them. In contrast, supply-focused approaches, which reduce WIP by adding capacity to queue, often have longer response times.
- What is the biggest advantage of demand-focused approaches?
- Why do supply-focused approaches often have longer response times?