Developing This Course
We have been teaching live workshops on Mixed Model Line Design since the late 1990’s, and although the method continues to evolve, our Mixed Model Line Design methodology has withstood the test of time. It is not a fad. Literally thousands of companies around the world have benefited from this approach to high-mix manufacturing, and many have adopted it as their corporate standard across all factories.
The idea of making our live courses available online was in our minds early on, but the technology to deliver high-quality training was not there, yet. It was not until recently that the software and internet speed made online delivery possible with the quality that we wanted. And we went to work.
The development of our public online Mixed Model courses was both helped and delayed by a request from one of our largest clients, a Fortune 100 manufacturing company with plants all over the world.
"Create," they said, "both live and online versions of your Mixed Model Line course, customized for our company. Use company-specific examples and photos, make sure that corporate policies and procedures are adhered to, and make it available in seven different languages, for world-wide deployment."
Understandably, the creation of public and general online Mixed Model courses was put on the back burner. But we learned a lot, and had the opportunity to improve the course material along the way. The course is now available to you!