The Book


Winner of the IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award.

Factory Physics Inc. is proud to host the web site for the award-winning book, Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management, 3rd Edition. 

Factory Physics principles constitute a body of knowledge that relates fundamental manufacturing measures such as cycle time, throughput, capacity, work-in-process, inventory, and variability. Winner of the 1996 IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award, Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management, is a comprehensive introduction to manufacturing management that starts with an overview of historical practices and then develops a framework of fundamental principles that comprehensively describe the natural behavior at work in factory and supply chain operations. The authors describe 22 Laws for Manufacturing that help managers better understand, control and optimize performance of their businesses.

The book is used in industry and academia around the world to teach the practical science behind operations management, lean manufacturing and supply chain performance.  At Factory Physics Inc., we have been testing the science relentlessly in practice and training clients around the world for over a decade.