Untangling Flow in Shared Processes, Monument Equipment, and Job Shops

And stop parts from bouncing from one resource to another in your factory

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Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST

About This Webinar

In this advanced webinar, Kevin J. Duggan will delve into the newest techniques to implement flow that achieves Operational Excellence in the challenging manufacturing environment of shared resources, or processes that produce components for many different product families as well as monument equipment through which every family must flow. He will discuss the six design guidelines for dealing with shared resources, covering the difference between product families and process families along with different FIFO techniques such as sequenced FIFO and offset scheduling. It will also address advanced concepts such as balancing flow at shared resources. Attendees will learn how to create flow for custom component build to supply downstream assembly or customers the parts they need, when they need them. (Formerly titled Creating Flow Through Shared Resources)

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Key Takeaways

  • How to create flow for custom component build to supply downstream assembly or customers the parts they need, when they need them.
  • How to determine product/process families and set intervals for a mix of parts produced through shared resources.
  • How to use multiple FIFO lane systems to create flow through shared resources.

This re-occuring webinar is an overview of the 10-hour course, Creating Flow Through Shared Resources, which takes place during our 3-day Value Stream Design for OpEx training event.


kevin j. dugganKevin J. Duggan is a renowned expert in applying advanced lean techniques to achieve Operational Excellence and the author of four books on the subject: Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, Operational Excellence in Your Office: A Guide to Achieving Autonomous Value Stream Flow with Lean Techniques and Beyond the Lean Office: A Novel on Progressing from Lean Tools to Operational Excellence. As the Founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center on Operational Excellence, and Duggan Associates, an international training and advisory firm, Kevin has assisted many major corporations worldwide, including United Technologies Corporation, Caterpillar, FMC Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, Singapore Airlines, IDEX Corporation, GKN and Parker Hannifin. A recognized expert on Operational Excellence, Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker, master of ceremonies, and panelist at international conferences, and has appeared on CNN and the Fox Business Network.