Developing This Course
We have been teaching live workshops on Mixed Model Material Management and Kanban since 1994, and the best practices related to this subject have advanced quite a bit since then. Thousands of companies around the world are using this approach to high-mix manufacturing, and many have adopted it as their corporate standard across all factories. The optimum management of materials is not a minor detail. It is central to a successful Lean Mixed Model strategy, and a requirement for any manufacturing company.
Now that the technology to deliver online training is maturing, new elearning software and high internet speeds have made delivery of high-quality training courses possible, with the quality that we want.
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 Material Management 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."
The creation of the public and general online Mixed Model Material Management course was to follow, after several years of development. It is now available!