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The current training schedule is listed below. View a list of available offerings here.
May 5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$300
During this workshop, classroom training will give participants the background and understanding of the Kanban philosophy, approach, and implementation steps. There are some basic fundamentals of Kanban and its implementation. We need to trust those fundamentals, use them as our guide and not try to “overthink” and complicate the design and implementation of our Kanban system. Simplicity is actually “OK” sometimes. We will discuss the fundamentals and include in this discussion some of the common pitfalls to watch for in Kanban implementation.
1. Introduction of Instructor and Kanban Implementation Team
– Professional Materials Backgrounds
– Current experience/knowledge of Pull Systems
2. Review of the day’s objectives, deliverables, and core values
3. Practical Exercise of current and perceived perfect materials replenishment systems
4. General Overview of Kanban definition and basic concepts of a Pull System
5. Comparison of Pull System to Push System and expected impact of transitioning from a Push to a Pull System
6. Recommended approach to Kanban implementation
7. Detailed Kanban Concepts
– Different types of signals and how they are used
– Design and use of Kanban cards: Production/Transportation Kanban, Exception, or Temporary Kanban
– Design and use of Kanban boards
– Design and use of Kanban mailboxes
– Kanban signal calculation
– Kanban Procedure (Steps, Roles and Responsibilities)
8. Simulations using different types of Kanban signals
9. Key components of a successful Kanban system and what pitfalls to watch out for