Lean Manufacturing, Just In Time

…Lean process implementation, Kanban processes, Cycle Time measurement and reduction, Visual management, Understanding the customer, Process capacity optimization, Pull versus Push processes, Drumbeat control, …

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Contents:

Introduction to Lean and Just-In-Time

What is Lean?
What is Just In Time?
Lean and Just in Time processing
Lean and variation reduction versus Six Sigma
The focus on Value Flow
Pull according to Customer demand
Real time control
Lean and statistical process control & statistical analysis

 

The Lean Philosophy of operation

Eliminate waste
What constitutes waste
The various (eight) types of Waste

Involving everyone
The Internal & External customer
Involving suppliers
Team based approach to problem solving
Improving staff involvement

Continuous improvement
Breakthrough v Continuous improvement

Improvement models – DMAIC, PDCA.

 

Lean Processes

Evolution of Lean Processes
Understanding the Value Stream
Value Added Activity vs Non Value Added Activity

 

Just In Time (JIT)

Visibility Management / Kanban control
Increasing capacity through minimal investment
Pull scheduling / Level scheduling

 

Just In Time (JIT) Operations

Basic working practices
TPM – Total Productive Maintenance
Design for manufacture
Set-up reduction
Total people involvement
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Flow layout
JIT Supply

 

JIT as a method of Planning & Control

Pull scheduling. Push systems of control. Pull versus Push
Kanban control. How does a Kanban process operate. Rules for effective Kanban. Steps to implement.
5S method of control
Levelled scheduling
Campaign management
Mixed modelling
Synchronisation
Drumbeat Control

 

Capacity Utilization & Efficiency

Inputs into capacity utilization
Increasing capacity through minimal investment
Process optimization via capability improvement
Cycle Time Reduction
Increasing Plant Availability

Impact of the above on batch size
Elimination of non value adding time
Variability reduction
Planned downtime v Unplanned downtime

 

Implementing a Lean Process

Visioning approach
Current situation
Blue Sky Vision
Practical Vision

 

Advantages & Risks associated with a Lean Process

Benefits of implementing Lean
Implementation challenges
Risks in implementing a lean process
Potential resistance during the implementation phase
Overcoming potential resistance