This session will explain the principles behind Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) and a Pull System (Kanban).

Lean manufacturing considers most set-up time as waste and a non-value activity that must be reduced or eliminated to increase throughput velocity and responsiveness to the customer. The session will explain what set up reduction is and discuss the 5 'Stages' that need to be followed to ensure success.

In traditional manufacturing, 'Pull' is considered a counter intuitive. This session is designed for all employees and especially for employee teams looking to understand what pull systems are, and the simple principles behind their operation.

Upon completion this session, participants will be able to:
  • Know how long set-up times hurt competitiveness through their impact on inventory, customer service, lead times, and quality
  • Understand how set-up times drive the decision making related to batch/lot sizes
  • Understand the definition of Set Up
  • Know the 5 Stages of Set Up Reduction
  • Understand The difference between Internal and External activities
  • Understand how to maintain the gains of your team
  • Know what a Pull System is and is not 
  • Know the differences between a ‘Push’ and ‘Pull’ system and be able to describe them 
  • Know and describe the effect of a Pull System on inventory, customer service, lead times and quality 
  • How to approach the implementation of a Pull System and the typical steps to follow 
  • Describe how people are best involved to achieve a successful pull system implementation
  • Recognize the different ways that a Kanban can be used

Who Should Attend:
  • Lean and Six Sigma practitioners
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone interested in continuous improvement

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
November 28, 2012 11:00 AM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Five Principles of Lean: Let the Customer Pull
Speaker Information
Richard Evans   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available for recertification credits for individuals who have earned a certification through SME.
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