Mixed Model Line Design

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Mixed Model Line Design for the Lean Factory
Intensive workshop at Toyota August 6-8

The future of manufacturing belongs to mixed-model production, but few Lean practitioners are competent in mixed-model line design.

Take the leap beyond 5S, Value Stream Mapping and SMED to where the real process improvements take place. Join the Lean Factory Group for a three-day Lean line design intensive workshop hosted by Toyota Material Handling USA. The workshop will help participants to learn mixed-model line design skills, and be able to apply them immediately in their home factory environment.

Mixed Model Line Design for the Lean Factory

Led by line design experts from Leonardo Group Americas (authors of Fundamentals of Flow Manufacturing), this advanced workshop will feature presentations from industry experts at Toyota Material Handling. Participants will implement line design tools in a simulated environment, and perform an actual product build using production-level hardware.

Participants in the Mixed Model Line Design Workshop will have the opportunity to compare what they learn in the workshop’s simulation environment to what is actually done at Toyota’s Columbus, Indiana factory, which was named one of Industry Week Magazine’s Top 10 Plants of 2011. Tours of the plant will led by seasoned Toyota experts, with a focus on the line design tools being applied in the classroom.

Because being visual and being Lean go hand-in-hand, workshop participants will complete their physical line design implementation with guidance from the Visual Factory experts at Orgatex, a world-leader in Visual Factory tools.

Attendees will receive a complete copy of the Lean Road Map for Line Design, the Mixed Model Implementation Guidebook, a copy of Fundamentals of Flow Manufacturing and a CD with all necessary forms, software tools, worksheets and checklists.

Dates: August 6 – 8, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Toyota Material Handling National Customer Center
559 Inwood Drive, Columbus, IN 47202

Cost: $1,995 per person. Lunch included all three days.
Group discounts available.
Enrollment limited to 32 participants.

Registration for this event is no longer available.

The Lean Factory Group is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting Lean thinking and methods in industry. Members of the Lean Factory Group include some of the world’s Lean leaders, including Leonardo Group Americas, Toyota Material Handling, Orgatex and Bosch Rexroth. The August 6-8 Mixed Model Line Design workshop is sponsored by Leonardo Group Americas, Toyota Material Handling USA, Rexroth Bosch Group, Orgatex® Visual Management and Daniel Penn Associates LLC.

For more information, contact Richard Rahn at rrahn@leanfactorygroup.com or at 303-494-4693.

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