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Using Lean to Improve Flow and Pull


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Overview/Description
Whether you work in a manufacturing or service environment, the success of your business depends on the efficiency of its processes and how well they respond to customer demand. If you're looking to increase production or improve quality of service, your focus should be on eliminating waste. Waste can be caused by many factors, such as untidy workspaces and surplus inventory, or inefficient distribution of work. Using the best blend of Lean tools and techniques for your organization can make your processes smoother and your workspaces tidier. This course introduces four robust Lean techniques. You'll explore the visual workplace and its tools for improving communication. You'll learn about using Just-in-time and Kanban techniques to establish a pull system that paces production with the rate of actual product demand. Finally, you'll learn about how line balancing can be used to distribute work evenly so that you have the optimal number of workers working just to takt time.

Target Audience
Individuals who have responsibility for reducing costs and waste, and improving efficiency and customer value at the organizational or departmental level

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Using Lean to Improve Flow and Pull

  • identify the goals of the visual workplace
  • match tools used in the visual workplace with their definitions
  • identify key components of a successful implementation of just-in-time
  • sequence the five steps involved in implementing a kanban system
  • identify the goals of line balancing
  • calculate takt time
  • Course Number:
    oper_46_a02_bs_enus