Lean Scheduling Training Program

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Day 1 Lean Connections Further Utilizing the PFEP (Plan for Every Part)

As we have helped people implement over the decade, we have come to realize that information flow is the flow that most organizations have difficulty successfully handling. Also, a necessary tool that organizations do not give enough focus and time to develop and utilize is the Plan For Every Part. Day one begins with a short review of basic lean principles and then quickly shifts into a detailed of information flow and its importance to the development of a level schedule. The base for good material information flow is the Plan For Every Part (PFEP). Day one further discusses how to develop, enhance, and utilize the PFEP to promote and prepare for good information flow, machine optimization, sizing work-in-process markets, and a level schedule.

This workshop will:

–  Discuss information flow in detail
–  Discuss and describe further development and utilization of the PFEP
–  Discuss how the PFEP is the basis for machine optimization, inventory control, sizing WIP markets, and the level schedule

Day 2 Optimizing Machine Runtime and Sizing Work-In-Process Markets

This Day involves an in-depth discussion on the development of the EPEI of Every Part Every Interval. This is done through detailed study of machine run time and changeover time.  After the most optimal changeover sequence (Changeover wheel) is determined and the interval at which every part will run, the size of the work-in-process markets in the value stream can be calculated and correctly developed. Once a value stream has correctly sized, the level scheduling process can follow.

This workshop will:

–  Explain the EPEI calculation
–  Explain the most optimal order and frequency to run machines
–  Discuss the proper size of Work-In-Process

Day 3 The Level Schedule

Customers are customers. They want what they want when they want it. You want your delivery performance to be 100% but how do you reduce the chaos in your manufacturing facility with the customer variability. Many organizations carry inventory and lots of it to allow for schedule variation. This workshop will help you to recognize opportunities for waste elimination.

The workshop will:

–  Provide an understanding as to how a level schedule improves the operations.
–  Provide the tools and techniques to utilize a level schedule and minimize waste in your operations as well as your suppliers.
–  Explains how to use level scheduling techniques in high volume, repetitive facilities and then how to adapt the techniques to a low volume, non-repetitive facility.

This program should be attended by material control managers, schedulers, procurement managers, operations management and engineering personnel.

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