Why You Should Take This Class
The Mixed Model Demand Flow Technology training program is designed for manufacturing operations, manufacturing/industrial engineering, planning, materials and supply chain personnel responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining flow manufacturing within your, or your supplier’s, facilities. Designed by Thought Leaders with decades of manufacturing and supply chain experience, this fully interactive training program will dramatically expand your understanding of Lean Manufacturing.
This premium Demand Flow Technology training program is a 3.5-day workshop that is specifically designed to combine in-depth knowledge of Mixed Model DFT design with a series of hands-on simulated factory workshops and group projects that demonstrate why Flow Manufacturing is key to transforming a company into becoming Demand Driven. Furthermore, this class will provide you with the skills to begin transforming your company. We will deep-dive into the math and science of DFT while sharing our experiences in the art of how to truly implement.
During each classroom session, we will introduce the specific DFT tools required to implement Demand Flow Technology in your manufacturing facility. These classroom sessions are followed by a series of simulated factory workshops and group exercises where you will be tasked with specific exercises to reinforce your understanding of the DFT toolset and how to use each tool. Moreover, these exercises are designed to simulate each stage of an actual DFT implementation.
The class will conclude with two activities to highlight the benefits of Demand Flow Technology. The first of these will be a simulated factory workshop demonstrating how DFT reduces lead time, reduces WIP inventories, improves productivity levels and quality. Then the final group activity is a DFT implementation case study exercise to prepare an operational DFT layout for a fictional factory using the tools and skills developed over the course of the training program.
Through participation in this Mixed Model Demand Flow Technology training program, you will understand first-hand what Flow is and how your company, and ultimately the customer, will benefit from the implementation of Demand Flow Technology. This training program will provide you with a real and pragmatic process for converting your factory from forecast driven to Demand Driven, removing waste and delivering bottom-line results.
All of our Thought Leaders have been training individuals and companies from around the world in the use of Demand Flow Technology and other Demand Driven methodologies for over 15 years. The content of this training program combined with their “real life” implementation experience provides you with the required know-how to transform your manufacturing facility.
Do you want to learn the secrets of DFT Implementation? Want to become a master? Then this is the course for you!
DFT as a Business Strategy
Evolution of Business and the Supply Chain
What is the DFT Business Strategy
The traditional approach
The Mixed Model Design Process
Mixed Model Product Synchronizations
Mixed Model Process Matrix with family definition tools
Sequence of Events
Demand at Capacity (Dc)
Mixed Model Line Design Resource Calculations
Line Design Features
Optional spur/feeder/fan line designs
In-Process Kanban (IPK) sizing
Advanced balancing techniques
Operational Method Sheets
Total Quality Control (TQC) practical tips for DFT operations
Inventory Management in a Demand Driven World
Material presentation considerations
Kanban Replenishment strategy design to support consumption of materials on the DFT Flow Line
Demand Driven supply chain methodology *
Daily Operation of the DFT Line
Daily planning and staffing of Mixed Model flow lines/cells
Flow Rate and Linearity
Interactive Workshops & Case Studies
Batch Production – Simulated Factory Exercise *
Understanding Flow *
DFT Design Tools (4 group exercises)
Operators & the Flow Environment *
Flow Manufacturing – Simulated Factory Exercise *
Operational Layout Case Study Exercise
* New Content Introduced for this class
Mixed Model Demand Flow Training Workshop Details
This is a public training class open to all companies interested in Demand Flow Technology. The class will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Tempe ASU Area.
Address: 2102 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA (8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport)
Special Group Rate for Accommodation: $109 per night (Room Code HICS, Book before September 20th to obtain special rate for dates 16th to 20th October 2017)
Telephone: +1 480-968-2180
Dates: October 17th – 20th, 2017; (8 am – 5 pm each day, concluding at approximately 12 pm on 20th. We would advise flights should be booked to depart no earlier than 1:30 pm)
Learn more about Demand Flow Technology
Before attending the class or if you are considering joining us, read more about DFT.
Cancellation & Transfer Policy
Cancellation and refunds are possible up to 21 days prior to this training workshop, less $50 processing fee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the cancellation.
Inside the 21 days period prior to the training workshop, there is a No Refund policy. In such an event the customer can either accept a training credit for the next class or transfer to another colleague at no cost. If a colleague of the original delegate is attending we request all contact details are provided. Please contact email@example.com with full details.
A minimum level of enrollment is required for this class to be held