3 Steps to Designing a Lean Production Line
Become an Expert at Lean Design
Unlimited access to our flagship online courses: Mixed Model Line Design and Mixed Model Material Management. Members can also browse our extensive library of Advanced Topics, which include mini-courses, webinars, and how-to videos.
Follow a Proven Methodology
We've broken our methodology into a comprehensive series of step-by-step Checklists to help guide you through the design process. These steps were developed over 25 years of implementation projects. There is no guess work involved.
Test Your Designs with Simulation
Eliminate bottlenecks, test for changes in variability, implement sequence rules, and make sure you will achieve your production goals before you bring your line live. Now modeling your processes is easier than ever with the Lean Design Simulator.
Become an Expert at Lean Design
Our online courses were originally designed for a Fortune 100 client. They have been thoroughly reviewed to include the necessary in-depth information that you will need in order to design world-class production lines and material delivery systems. Each course will walk you through the complete series of steps, from research and data gathering, all the way through to deployment.
Mixed Model Line Design
Mixed Model Line Design is the step-by-step methodology for designing high-mix production lines or value streams. The result is a production line that can manufacture a large number of different products and options, with high efficiency and quality.
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.
"Rigorous, unique offering of one of the most important Lean flow manufacturing subjects there is!"
— Bruce, PBS Management Consulting
Mixed Model Material Management
By the end of this course, 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.
"Excellent! This is an excellent class that needs cross-functioned group participation (Ops, ME, Material Flow, Supply Management, Supervisors). Excellent instructor!"
— Wade, John Deere
Advanced topics include subjects like testing sequencing rules, flexing, and new trends in manufacturing that we see during our trips to factories around the world.
Every week we release exclusive trainings that are only available to Lean Design Studio members. Expect videos, white papers, and even mini-courses. We have a long list of subjects to pull from, but we will also teach specific trainings based on requests from our members.