What Will You Learn at this Workshop?
Material Flow is the largest pain point in most factories. To make matters worse, materials also consume the vast majority of product cost -- sometimes upwards of 80%. And yet, Material Flow is regularly the single most overlooked aspect on the factory floor. We cannot stress this enough:
No matter how much time, money, and effort you put into implementing Lean practices, if your Material Flow is broken, your production line will NOT perform to expectations.
By the conclusion of this workshop, you will understand how to design a material delivery system that supports the management of a large number of different products, options, and items, with high efficiency and quality. We would go so far as to claim that your material delivery system, following our methodology, will essentially shortage-proof your production lines.
The tools of Mixed Model Material Flow can handle inevitable changes in mix and volume, without delaying or stopping the line. And they can do so efficiently, without overstaffing or wasteful material delivery activity.
Reduce shortages dramatically.
Free up working capital by optimizing inventory.
Reduce factory floor space (by controlling inventory quantities).
Standardize your material delivery processes.
Manage materials tightly in spite of high-mix challenges.
Integrate outside suppliers on a pull system.
"Excellent! This is an excellent class that needs cross-functioned group participation (Ops, ME, Material Flow, Supply Management, Supervisors). Excellent instructor!"
— Wade, John Deere
"I really found the workshop relevant to the work I do for my company. The sharing of ideas between companies through exercises was invaluable to my efforts."
— Chad, Boeing
"Richard and Gerard are both great teachers. It is clear how well they understand the material and Lean Manufacturing in general. The tours were also a big plus as we could see concrete examples of the discussed material handling strategies."
— Murphy, Loop Supply Systems
"Very good information on Kanban and PFEP!! Anyone that works in materials, even if it isn't management, could benefit from this course."
— Heather, Cummins
Who Should Participate?
This workshop has been designed for anyone responsible for designing, implementing, or managing the material delivery system or supply chain for a Mixed Model production line based on Lean principles.
- Material Managers
- Material Delivery Specialists
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Supply-Chain Professionals