Mixed Model Value Streams: The Answer to Complex Assembly Processes
Date: On Demand Through April 25, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes, including LIVE Q&A
Today’s assembly operations face a number of challenges, including a high variety of products, shared resources and uncertain demand. So how do operations create flow in these environments? This webinar, based on the best-selling book by Kevin Duggan, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, will explain – step-by-step – how to apply advanced lean techniques to design mixed model value streams that increase efficiency, quality and on-time delivery. Attendees will leave armed with the insight to create a future state that supports mixed model production at the pull of the customer.
What you'll learn:
- The best way to determine product families and which equipment should be dedicated to a family versus shared
- How to calculate takt capability to meet different rates of customer demand
- The importance of establishing a pacemaker to determine the speed at which the value stream will operate – and how to create one even when processes are separated by distance or have imbalanced cycle times. even when processes are separated by distance or have imbalanced cycle times
- New concepts on sequencing, such as FIFO lanes and offset scheduling
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