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Starbucks, Queueing Theory, Constraints, and Lean

Starbucks, Queueing Theory, Constraints, and Lean by Peter Abilla

"If establishing a consistent order fulfillment drumbeat is important, Starbucks needs to do the following: 1) Reduce, immediately, the number of product combinations. 2) Model the properties of each of those combinations in both time, material, information, steps, and flow. But, focus on the 80/20 – the most ordered combinations first..."

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