This session will show participants how to calculate the transport work associated with any plant layout.  The presenter will show participants how to quickly calculate a flow index for comparing alternative plans.  Case examples will range from high volume movement of uniform materials to low-volume, job-shop movement of diverse materials and assemblies.  Using simple working forms and spreadsheets, the presenter will show how to collect, organize, interpret and present your flow data and estimates.  

Note: This session stands alone but also explains the flow analysis steps in the full SLP method.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify simple, easily-applied methods of measuring and comparing material flows.
  • Understand the metric of transport work and what it can tell you.
  • Identify the flow index as a quick method of comparing several layouts of the basis of their relative material flows.

Ideally, attendees have experience in measurement and quantification of material flow so that they may compare the techniques being presented to their own experience and approach.

Who Should Attend:
  • Plant and production managers
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Plant Engineers
  • Lean and Continuous Improvement Project Leaders
  • Six Sigma Black Belts, Brown Belts, Green Belts

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
December 04, 2012 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Planning Lean Layouts: Material Flow Analysis for Lean Layout Planning
Speaker Information
Lee Hales   [ 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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SME Member Price: $89.00
Non-Member Price:$109.00