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Pull/Kanban System & Total Productive Maintenance Workshop

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Prairie State College

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202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Presented in partnership with Prairie State College

This workshop is presented in two parts, highlighting two principles of Lean manufacturing: Pull/Kanban System and Total Productive Maintenance.

Pull / Kanban System

The Pull / Kanban System workshop illustrates how to link manufacturing output to customer demand. Pull systems control the flow of resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. They are customer order-driven production schedules based on actual demand and consumption rather than forecasting. Implementing pull systems can help you eliminate waste in handling, storing, and getting your product to the customer. Pull systems are an excellent tool to use in the areas where cellular or flow manufacturing cannot be achieved. Participants are lead through a six-step process for designing and implementing a pull system, using hands-on exercises. This process applies to both purchased and manufactured products.

Through the Pull/Kanban System workshop, participants will:

  • Describe the difference between a pull system and a push system
  • Identify opportunities to introduce a pull system
  • Decide how to manage demand to meet customer requirements
  • Locate and size supermarkets or buffers in the system
  • Calculate order points and order quantities
  • Select and implement appropriate pull systems
  • Recognize ways to monitor and fine-tune a pull system

Benefits of the Pull/Kanban System

Successful implementation of a Pull/Kanban System will reduce lead times, minimize work-in-process, optimize floor space usage, simplify production signals and improve on-time delivery to your customers.

Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a process to maximize the productivity of your equipment for its entire life and will extend the life of the equipment. The workshop is designed to show that TPM goes far beyond traditional maintenance boundaries to attack equipment-related waste, including: downtime, speed losses, defects, frequent adjustments, changeover, and breakdowns.

TPM fosters an environment where improvement efforts in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Creativity are encouraged, through the participation of all employees. The goal of TPM is to maximize your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and to reduce equipment downtime while improving quality and capacity.

Through the TPM workshop, participants will:

  • Understand TPM and its major components, including how to measure and increase overall equipment effectiveness and how TPM can help avoid interruptions to production
  • Explain how the TPM process is integrated with other Lean tools to increase productivity
  • Gather and analyze Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) data to determine equipment constraints
  • Identify the six major equipment-related losses and how to minimize them in order to increase OEE
  • Learn how implementation of the TPM process fosters improvement efforts in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and creativity by all employees
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Prairie State College

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202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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