06 March, 2014

3-3-2 improving systems: Optimization

The wrong thing that people tend to do when they try to "optimize" a system is to make everything better at once

While optimization is really about taking one step at a time
-          Take a variable
-          Minimize its input, maximize its output … or vice versa
-          Go to the nest variable … do the same … and so on
What to choose first? The constraint has the first priority to be optimized

One of the benefits of optimizing one variable at a time is to be perceptive and understanding to the changes that a variable is making to the rest of the system parts