A lion’s share of the bottom line benefits of Lean come from the basics of industrial engineering, including the design of a balanced work flow, a solid material delivery process and supply chain, and a flexible and trained workforce. Without a solid process design in place, 80% or more of the benefits of Lean are left on the table. If you’re familiar with the “House of Lean” image, we are talking about the very foundation of the structure, with standardization being especially important.
But here’s the rub: opportunities for a total makeover in a manufacturing company are rare. Production lines, especially those with a significant amount of mechanization and automation, are not redesigned very often. If you have the opportunity to participate in a large “kaikaku-level” project, you should take advantage of it, but these types of changes are rare. More common and accessible are “kaizen-level” improvement projects. These can range for just-do-it ideas to team-based events lasting three to five days. This webinar will focus on the application of Mixed Model Manufacturing to these types of efforts.
Here are some of the topics that we’ll be covering in this webinar:
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