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1 year access to Lean Manufacturing & Kanban - INV402

Non-Member Price:$189
Member Price:$99

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2 CEHs - This hour Online Self-Study course is designed for anyone who deals with production planning and control, particularly in situations of high-volume manufacturing or where there is a significant bottleneck. The course includes many examples.

Specifically topics covered include: The philosophy of JIT, The way a Kanban system works, with diagrams, The requirements of a Kanban system, including low setup times and a flexible workforce, How to calculate the number of Kanbans, How Kanban/JIT enables mixed model production, Alternatives to Kanban, including constant work in progress (CONWIP) and OPT, with examples of each, Principles of bottleneck management, including drum-buffer-rope, Comparisons of Kanban, CONWIP and OPT and where they best apply based on product and process characteristics.

Much of the Japanese success in international markets has been the result of the adoption of Just-In-Time (JIT), a concept first introduced by the Toyota Motor Corporation. JIT is a total manufacturing system encompassing product design, equipment selection, materials management, quality assurance, line layout, job design, and productivity improvement. The Toyota Production System was developed over a period of 20 years and led to higher quality, lower cost, and substantially less labor time per vehicle than was achieved by Toyota's international competitors.

The production/material control system associated with JIT is called the Kanban system. This course focuses on the broader philosophical aspects of JIT and describes the Kanban system in detail. It also examines implementation issues as well as the strengths and weaknesses of JIT. Finally, it introduces alternatives to Kanban, including CONWIP and OPT. To this end, several principles of managing bottlenecks, including the concept of drum-buffer-rope will be illustrated.

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