Learn from the Experts. This workshop is a unique partnership between Toyota Material Handling and Leonardo Group Americas. The methods presented in the workshop reflect the best material handling practices known today and the actual methods in operation on the Toyota factory floor, which was named one of Industry Week Magazine's Top 10 Plants of 2011. Tools and equipment are provided by Lean Factory Group members Bosch Rexroth and Orgatex.
Material Management Systems. The future of manufacturing belongs to multi-product manufacturing, and an important aspect of this strategy is the optimization of material delivery. Kanban, the method of choice, includes many different techniques, each appropriate for unique conditions. The focus of this workshop is to present all of the main Kanban methods, and them apply them immediately in a simulation environment. Understanding will also be confirmed through two plant tours at Toyota, where the methods can be viewed live.
Physical Implementation. Students learn best by doing, and this Lean Material Workshop will include the actual implementation of all of the Kanban tools in a simulation environment. Participants will design the material delivery system, including Kanban supermarkets and workstation design, and then bring the material delivery system live.
Lunchtime Q&A. Managers and engineers from Toyota and Leonardo Group Americas will host a lunchtime Q&A session on the workshop topics, to take further advantage of the time available.
Toyota Plant Tours (2). This program includes two tours of the Toyota Material Handling plant, with a special focus on the material management system in place at this leading factory. The topics for each day will be confirmed by a visit to the shop floor, to see these tools in action.
September 17-19, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Toyota Material Handling USA in Columbus, Indiana.
Cost: $1,995/person. Breakfast and lunch included.
Group discounts available.
Enrollment limited to 32 participants.