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Just in Time
Inventory Accuracy and Control
Performance Metrics and Continuous Improvement
Safety Stock and Risk Mitigation
Lead Time Reduction
Introduction to JIT Inventory in Lean Six Sigma:
Understanding the concept and importance of JIT inventory.
How JIT inventory aligns with Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies.
Benefits of JIT Inventory:
Exploring the advantages of JIT inventory, including reduced carrying costs, improved cash flow, and reduced waste.
JIT Inventory Principles:
Key principles and considerations in JIT inventory management, including pull systems, reduced lead times, and waste reduction.
Understanding pull-based production and the Kanban system.
Implementing pull systems to control inventory and production.
Takt Time Calculation:
Calculating takt time to match production to customer demand.
Aligning production and inventory levels with takt time.
Batch Size Reduction:
Strategies for reducing batch sizes to minimize excess inventory.
Minimizing overproduction and waste.
Inventory Flow and Layout Optimization:
Optimizing inventory flow and layout for efficient access and movement.
Strategies for reducing handling and transportation waste.
Visual Management for JIT Inventory:
Incorporating visual cues, Andon systems, and Kanban boards to enhance JIT inventory management.
Real-time monitoring and problem identification.
Supplier Relationships and Lead Time Reduction:
Collaborating with suppliers to reduce lead times and align with JIT principles.
Strategies for supplier development and collaboration.
Safety Stock and Risk Mitigation:
Managing safety stock while maintaining JIT principles.
Strategies for mitigating risks associated with JIT inventory.
Inventory Accuracy and Control:
Implementing inventory control measures and cycle counting.
Reducing inventory errors and discrepancies.
Employee Training and Engagement:
Training employees on JIT inventory principles and techniques.
Involving employees in JIT inventory processes and continuous improvement.
Quality Control and Defect Prevention:
Implementing quality control measures and mistake-proofing devices in inventory management.
Reducing defects and rework related to inventory.
Performance Metrics and Continuous Improvement:
Implementing key performance metrics for JIT inventory.
Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement in inventory management.
Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.