Learn how to leverage mixed model production concepts to respond to demand spikes.
Use these five strategies as your cheatsheet for leveraging Operational Excellence to retain certainty in the face of unpredictability.
Takt time is the heartbeat of a lean system, and to avoiding bottlenecks. Find out how to design flow that meets customer demand even in mixed model environments.
Identifying which processes are shared resources that produce components for different product families is easier than you think. Learn about the tool that can help you make the determination.
Learn the top two ways to address the common challenge of changing customer demand in environments with high product mix. These tips will give you the flexibility you – and your customers – need.
Adhesives and sealants manufacturers face unique
challenges compared to other industries when undergoing lean or continuous improvement initiatives, including chemical reactions, vessels, batch sizes, curing times, and many more. None of these issues are addressed by the lean techniques that grew from the automotive industry. So how can this industry create flow in its high-variety, complex environments? To start, operations must take a different approach to continuous improvement itself.
Understand common obstacles to creating product families for mixed model production and how to overcome them.
Learn how setting a destination of Operational Excellence produces significant gains in both operational and financial results in months, rather than an “endless journey” of continuous improvement.
Find out the true meaning of “Mixed Model” in Operational Excellence as opposed to how it’s typically defined.