What will you learn at this workshop?
Mixed Model Line Design is a step-by-step methodology for designing high-mix production lines or value streams. It starts with understanding which products and product volumes are going to be produced, the documentation of the processes required to build each one, the capturing of reasonable work times, and the design of flow lines that link and balance the work flow from start to completion.
The result is a production line that can manufacture a large number of different products and options, with high efficiency and quality. We would go so far as to claim that your design, following this methodology, would be unbeatable.
The tools of Mixed Model Line Design allow the design of lines that can handle inevitable changes in mix and volume, without degrading throughput or productivity. And they avoid the need for batching models, and for extensive and costly line changeovers.
In fact, this is how the “big boys” build products. This methodology is being used by manufacturing leaders like Toyota, John Deere, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, The Boeing Group, and many others. You can learn it too.
20%+ boost in productivity.
Higher level of operator engagement.
Shorter lead times.
Leveled product volumes.
Increased flexibility in responding to changes in the market.
Free up floor space, your most expensive manufacturing real estate.
"Very well organized. Good content distribution. Good sequencing. I see a lot of value in practical exercises."
— Natalia, Creation Technologies
"The class was a great introduction in line design. It was incredibly thorough. I will recommend this class to my peers."
— Marzel, W Machine Works
"Very different way to look at Takt time!! I've always heard Takt for product. Takt for process opens up a whole new world of possibilities."
— Dan, Henny Penny
Who Should Participate?
This workshop is for anyone responsible for designing, implementing, or managing a Mixed Model production line based on Lean principles.
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Material Professionals
- Supply-Chain Professionals