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  • How different tools apply to different industries (process vs. fabrication and assembly vs. batch vs. flow, etc.)
  • The use of dispatch lists vs. line schedules vs. demand pull / Kanbans
  • Visual factory concepts, techniques, principles, and implementation approaches
    • Color codes
    • Demand pull / Kanban
    • Visual measurements and simple check sheets
  • Examples of visual controls
  • Work orders vs. schedules vs. visual controls
  • Significant improvements in 90 days through the effective use of Lean Manufacturing / Synchronous Flow, Process Re-engineering and Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Shop floor control in the modern manufacturing facility
  • Demand flow scheduling
  • Mixed model scheduling
  • Rate-based scheduling
  • Point-of-use inventory management
  • Task reductions and process flow improvements
  • Eliminating production transactions and paperwork
  • Simplifying data collection
  • Effective status and performance reporting
  • Queue control and work-in-process reduction
  • Flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and flexible machining centers (FMC)
  • Cellular manufacturing and empowered work teams
  • Developing agility and flexibility
  • Simplification and standardization
  • Implementing a synchronized and balanced material and capacity flow