Demand Flow Technology Training
Today’s marketplace is a complex and volatile environment and manufacturers struggle on all fronts. Long manufacturing lead times, poor product flow and low levels of productivity. Supply chain issues lead to probably excessive levels of inventory while at the same time suffering from shortages which combined with the manufacturing deficiencies lead to poor levels of customer service.
Enable your manufacturing facility to become Demand Driven and meet the expectations of your customers by taking part in our Demand Flow Technology training. DFT training is fundamental to establishing flow within your manufacturing facility to enable your company to become Demand Driven.
Our workshops are instructor-led courses where attendees actively participate with hands-on simulations, multimedia exercises and interaction concerning real-world examples to solidify understanding of the important demand-driven manufacturing and supply chain concepts within the framework of a well-proven training curriculum.
This advanced hands-on workshop will provide you with knowledge and expertise to design and manage a demand-driven factory: including solutions to the difficult challenges associated with unconventional mixed-model process flow, balancing and order sequencing, significant product proliferation and environments with make-to-order and engineer-to-order strategies.
Training Program Details
The Mixed Model Demand Flow Technology training program is 3.5 days in duration and is designed for manufacturing operations, manufacturing/industrial engineering, planning, materials and supply chain personnel responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining flow manufacturing within your, or your supplier’s, facilities.
This workshop is founded on Flow, one of the five core principles of Lean as established by Womack & Jones, and utilizes the approach of Flow Manufacturing created by John Costanza. Designed by Thought Leaders with decades of manufacturing and supply chain experience, this fully interactive workshop will dramatically expand your understanding of Lean and Demand Driven Manufacturing.
This premium Demand Flow Technology training program is specifically designed to combine in-depth knowledge of Mixed Model DFT with a series of hands-on simulated factory workshops and group projects that will demonstrate why Flow Manufacturing is key to transforming a company into becoming Demand Driven as well as the skills to be able to do so. We deep-dive into the math and science of DFT while sharing our experiences in the art of how to truly implement.
Do you want to learn the secrets of DFT Implementation? Then this is the course for you.
Attend one of our Demand Flow Technology training workshops and learn how to create a Demand Driven manufacturing factory along with manufacturing professionals from a variety of companies and industries.
Private In-House Workshops
Our Demand Flow Technology training program can be delivered as an in-house event anywhere in the world on a schedule to suit your business requirements.
Demand Flow Technology Training Curriculum
DFT as a Business Strategy
Evolution of Business and the Supply Chain
What is the DFT Business Strategy
The traditional approach
The Mixed Model Design Process
Mixed Model Product Synchronizations
Mixed Model Process Matrix with family definition tools
Sequence of Events
Demand at Capacity (Dc)
Mixed Model Line Design Resource Calculations
Line Design Features
Optional spur/feeder/fan line designs
In-Process Kanban (IPK) sizing
Advanced balancing techniques
Operational Method Sheets
Total Quality Control (TQC) practical tips for DFT operations
Inventory Management in a Demand Driven World
Material presentation considerations
Kanban Replenishment strategy design to support consumption of materials on the DFT Flow Line
Demand Driven supply chain methodology
Daily Operation of the DFT Line
Daily planning and staffing of Mixed Model flow lines/cells
Flow Rate and Linearity
Interactive Workshops & Case Studies
Batch Production – Simulated Factory Exercise
Understanding Why Flow Is Best
DFT Design Tools (4 group exercises)
Operators & the Flow Environment
Flow Manufacturing – Simulated Factory Exercise
Operational Layout Case Study Exercise
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