Factory Demonstration Model is a working model that demonstrates
three types of manufacturing methods currently used in industry.
These methods include: Functional (Push), Just-in-Time (pull), and
Cellular Manufacturing (Cell).The demonstration focuses on two main
concepts—Value-Added Manufacturing and Eliminating Waste. Both
concepts utilize continuous improvement techniques that challenge
your factory team to continuously improve the manufacturing
process by raising each individuals knowledge, awareness, and
creativity through group participation and interactive sessions. Teamwork
and empowerment take on a new perspective as participants become
highly motivated to solve problems and discover new approaches in
applying concepts like Just In Time.
Factory Demonstration Model takes the knowledge of manufacturing
productivity out of the textbook and into our battlefield training
room. It will provide our troops with a powerful training tool that
will educate, train and motivate our employees toward continual
improvements in manufacturing efficiency, flexibility and
productivity within the organization.
model simulates a working factory and requires ten people to operate
the model factory. Additional people are also required to act as
observers to suggest improvements for each demonstration experiment.
model is set up to resemble a factory with multiple departments,
machines, tools, and warehouse. There are support functions for
Production Control, Quality, and Accounting. The model is initially
driven by an MRP-based plan that provides a production schedule,
production orders and simulates all associated transactions for
issuing, moving and recording work-in-process inventory. The
participants then progressively migrate the model to JIT and
Cellular demonstration exercises.
measurement objectives are established and monitored. The team's
main focus is to make continual improvements in the key areas of
production cycle time, work-in-process reduction, quality,
productivity and paperwork reduction. The model will clearly
demonstrate to your team what it means to make a 5- to 7-fold
productivity improvement, a goal of many world-class organizations.
Rewarding the Troops
basic training exercise concludes with a review of the statistics
derived from all of the exercises that compares the results of all
three demonstrated methods. Medals and honorable mentions will be
Just as in our military
experiences at boot camp, the newly trained recruits will now have
enough training to advance to the next stage of the war, their own
"Factory Floor War Zones!" Concepts, ideas and practical
application approaches learned in the demonstrations can now be
transported back to each attendees own company where new battles are
yet to be fought as America begins to fight back in the real
"Global" battle over manufacturing supremacy as we look
forward toward the Twenty-First Century.
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