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March 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Process Improvements for Small Business – The Flow of Value Stream

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In this Process Improvements for Small Business workshop, we will focus on “The Flow of Value Stream,” which includes important lean concepts of Just-in-Time (JIT), Takt Time, and Leveling. These concepts form a fundamental difference between lean systems and traditional productivity-driven mass production. Some of these lean concepts and techniques are confusing or even counterintuitive, so we will learn about the true intention behind the lean terms. In this workshop, several lean tools to improve and support a smooth flow of jobs (i.e., the value stream) will be introduced through examples, discussions, and in-class exercises. Topics of the workshop include: - Why “Flow”: Lean Thinking and the Just-in-Time (JIT) Concept - How to “Flow”: Push vs. Pull, Takt Time, and Leveling - How to “Flow Better”: Workload Balancing, Quality at Source, Quick Changeover, and more - Conclusion and Study Resources