Using Kanban/JIT Systems and Lean Elements to Run a Startup Plant

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Date Jan 13, 2016
Time 01:30 PM EDT
Cost $249.00
Event Details
This training program is essential for those introducing lean principles at the company’s earliest stages. A startup plant faces many challenges and options. Too often, the brainpower and focus is on the science and technology of the product. However, without agile systems from the earliest stages, the company may struggle for the wrong reasons as it tries to ramp up its manufacturing and quality systems.

A medical device or biotechnology startup plant needs to have product available yet be agile enough to respond quickly to demand and design changes without wasting excess inventory, especially from obsolete products that did not pan out. This webinar explains how to set up and use kanbans all the way from Purchasing and Procurement, to Receiving, Receiving Inspection, Component Stock, Work Order Picking/Staging, Assembly, Packaging, Finished Goods, and Sterilization. Combining the principles of a Visual Workplace with Kanban bins and cards, this webinar will demonstrate step-by-step how to create a demand-pull system to achieve the right balance of inventory and throughput throughout your startup operation. The speaker will speak from personal experience, having been a Director of Manufacturing at a start-up operation. The "hands-on" use of Drum-Buffer-Rope from Theory of Constraints (TOC) will also be covered.
Also, lean cannot be just about product and process.  This webinar also touches on the elements of lean documents and lean configuration, since the principles of lean must permeate throughout all systems, not just the manufacturing supply chain.


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