Fixed Cycle Mixed Model Scheduling
Using ERP data and pull methodology in mixed-model, fixed-repeating processes
Presentation Code: VS1-05
Value Stream: VS1 - Fundamentals of Lean
Day & Time: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 - 1:00 PM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Too many manufacturers produce more goods than they need, have dramatic swings in their inventories and experience costly and unnecessary changeovers to meet customer order demands. That's because these manufacturers don't have the information they need to run efficiently and effectively. They aren't finding out what order they should make their products in, how much/many they should make during each production run and the time interval between successive runs. Fortunately, an Excel® model has been developed based on pull methodology that can make this information available. Once fully implemented and operational, the use of pull methodology has resulted in carrying 29% less inventory with a 25% improvement in fill rates, doubling the warehouse turnover rate and the elimination of stock-outs caused by production scheduling. This presentation will show you how this is done.
In this presentation:
- Hear how to use enterprise resource planning data and pull methodology in mixed-model, fixed-repeating processes.
- Learn about the Excel® business model and how it was developed.
- Find out how to minimize changeover time between products and product families.
- Hear how to determine batch sizes and time between successive runs.
- Learn how this information can reduce waste and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business.
Buckeye Technologies Inc.For more than 80 years, Buckeye Technologies, Inc. has been a leader in producing value-added cellulose-based specialty products for high-end niche markets worldwide. Their expertise in polymer chemistry and fiber science, combined with advanced manufacturing practices and airlaid and wetlaid technologies, enables them to provide the broadest range of products and innovative solutions available today.
Shahene Neshat is the general manager of Merfin Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Buckeye Technologies, Inc. He joined Buckeye Technologies in 1990 as a process engineer and has had numerous engineering and leadership assignments over his 22 year career. Shahene received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and is a past board member of the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence, a volunteer non-profit organization that recognizes world class maintenance performance through the North American Maintenance Excellence Award.
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