Anyone know of some theory or equations to smooth out a 5 stage production sequence? I don't even know what the proper terms and jargon is otherwise I would just google it. Why don't I have an in house industrial engineer? Because its not a factory its a financial industry consultant...lol....and what I manage seems to mimic an industrial manufacturing process. We seem to yo-yo between inequalities in the "production line" at the front end, and then the back end is starved.......we speed up the back end and the front end is starved......(if that makes any sense to anybody) Thanks!