1 day Workshop / Implementation time varies
Many companies today already have a scheduling system in place prior to implementing Lean Conversion. After implementing Lean, they continue to use their system as it was always used. Their results are unsatisfactory and now many are questioning the continued use of their system. They want to "turn off MRP" so it will not interfere with their Lean improvements. Often however, desire conflicts with corporate direction to use mandated corporate systems.
Computer systems still play an important role in a Lean environment but with less focus on scheduling internal activities and more focus on the planning and control activities within the larger supply chain. The need for production status reports is replaced by the need to clearly identify the required labor and tooling resources requirements. A more detailed materials focus ensures that production materials are at the right place, in the right quantity and at the right time. Finished products are moved from the work area to the shipping area without unplanned accumulation. Typically, your existing computer system can be used effectively with little change to support Lean.
In this workshop participants will be taught the right way to schedule in a lean environment. We will discuss:
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
Who Should Attend
Senior Executives, Plant or Operation Managers, Master Schedulers, Material Control staff, Administrative Staff, Supervisors, and Production Employees
- Lean Conversion Overview
- Hands-On Lean Simulation
- Creating Continuous Flow