The Advanced Mixed Model Workshop is a deep dive into complex subjects including Simulation, Sequencing, In-Process Kanbans, and Line Design Validation. For each subject you will be using our custom simulation software to conduct simulation-based experiments.
Our goal is to develop a high level of expertise in the line design skills that are most often missing including the use of simulation software, the development of sequencing rules, the optimizing of buffer sizes, proving the benefits of flexing, and optimizing the performance of your mixed model line. This is an extremely hands-on workshop, and your new skills will be immediately transferable to your company!
Although we will be doing a quick review of the foundational Mixed Model Manufacturing methodology, you should already be trained in it. If you have graduated from one of our public or private Mixed Model Line Design classes you are in good shape. If you are new to the subject, we offer you a special bonus: a complementary enrollment in our Lean Design Studio, where you can complete the online Mixed Model Line Design training prior to this workshop.
Learn how to develop simulation models and, arguably more importantly, how to analyze your results so that you can make necessary adjustments.
Creating and Testing Sequencing Rules
The order of your production schedule (sequence) can make a huge difference in line performance. We'll show you how to create and test optimum sequencing rules.
Understaffing the line and having workers "flex" can give you a 30% productivity jump! Use a simulation model to test and sell the concept.
Embrace a new Kaizen tool
Incorporate simulation modeling into your ongoing Kaizen program, and boost your Kaizen Event results.
Identify Flow Bottlenecks
Zero in like a laser beam on potential bottlenecks and constraints in line performance, by easily modeling the line.
Establish Optimum Buffers (In Process Kanbans or IPKs)
The careful use of buffers (IPKs) can improve throughput dramatically. In this course we will explain how to optimize your use of buffers.
Who Should Participate?
This workshop has been designed for anyone responsible for designing, implementing, or managing a Mixed Model production line.
- Manufacturing Engineers (MEs)
- Industrial Engineers (IEs)
- Process Improvement or Lean Specialists
- Operations Managers and Supervisors