Session description

Giving Cyclical Run Strategies the Green Light


Monday, September 30
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Stephen Johanson
President | Supply Chain Toolwords




In the 1980s, researchers studied traffic problems around Minneapolis and eventually decided to put metering lights on all highway ramps. The results included higher freeway throughput, faster commutes, and fewer accidents. The problem? Drivers felt the lights were too controlling and, despite clear improvements, inefficient. Explore how Minneapolis drivers and cyclical run strategies share the same advantages (across-the-board performance improvement) and resistance (from disgruntled operators). Participants will learn how to create improvements while resisting the temptation to “run the red” with detrimental system modifications during execution.