The increasingly competitive global economy and heightened customer expectations have upped the pressures on manufacturing environments to design lean value streams that achieve Operational Excellence. But a lack of direction, time, or buy-in can hinder even the best intentions. This online training is the answer.
Using a complex, real life manufacturing example, course participants will learn how to:
- Determine true product families in complex manufacturing environments.
- Create continuous flow in a mixed model environment.
- Calculate takt time for a mix of products.
- Establish machine loading and EPEI for equipment.
- Balance labor for a mix of products.
- Create standard work for a mix of products with varying cycle times.
- Set up and size first in, first out (FIFO) lanes.
- Schedule the pacemaker.
- Develop pitch.
Unlike traditional courses on applying continuous improvement, this course teaches how to design flow step-by-step in order to create a mixed model pacemaker capable of flowing a mix of parts with varying cycle times and levels of customer demand through the same value stream, all at the pull of the customer.
- No prerequisites are necessary
- Course length: approximately two hours
- 1 Year Unlimited Access on your computer or compatible device
- Each module concludes with interactive quizzes to ensure viewers understand the material and to reinforce the key points in the training.
- All participants receive a certificate of completion.
- In Module A, you will learn the definition of a mixed model pacemaker, how to select product families, and how to calculate takt time at the pacemaker.
- In Module B, you will learn how to determine if the equipment can support takt time, how to calculate the interval for the product family, how to create balance charts for the products, how to balance flow for the mix, and how to create standard work for the mix.
- In Module C, you will learn how to create pitch at the pacemaker, how to schedule the mix at the pacemaker, and how to deal with changes in customer demand.