Introduction

Attend this webinar to learn how to set up and use kanbans, JIT, pull system, and drum-buffer-rope in medical device and biotechnology manufacturing start-up operations. Also attendees will learn elements of lean documents and lean configuration, sterilization lot size, MRP II kanban system and how to use kanbans to track off-site sterilization and external supply chain suppliers.

Learning Objectives

  • Myths about lot size and local efficiencies.
  • Myths about documentation and support systems.
  • An alternative way to track yield losses during product builds.
  • Preparing kanban cards and bins to control both in-house inventory and external supplier inventory.
  • Smart ways to track variable information using kanban cards (example lot number, PO number, WO number, due dates).
  • How to use kanbans for R&D prototype work?
  • How to simplify paperwork to allow smaller lot sizes?
  • Smart ways to simplify receiving verification.
  • How product shipments trigger new builds?

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • Working definitions of kanban, JIT, pull system, and Drum-Buffer-Rope, with emphasis on medical device and biotechnology manufacturing.
  • Introduction to the elements of lean documents and lean configuration.
  • Selection of appropriate sterilization lot size - a key factor.
  • Practical lot sizes for start-up medical devices.
  • How to handle large-volume and offshore suppliers?
  • How MRP II can help - and hinder - an effective kanban system?
  • How to use kanbans to track off-site sterilization services?
  • Using kanbans with external supply chain suppliers.
  • Smart ways to minimize lot picking times.
  • Lot picking inside a cleanroom

Why should you attend?

This webinar will explain how to set up and use kanbans all the way from purchasing and procurement, to receiving, receiving inspection, component stock, work order picking/staging, assembly, packaging, finished goods, and sterilization. Combining the principles of a visual workplace with kanban bins and cards, this webinar will demonstrate step-by-step how to create a demand-pull system to achieve the right balance of inventory and throughput throughout your startup operation. The hands-on use of Drum-Buffer-Rope from Theory of Constraints (TOC) will also be covered.

Lean cannot be just about product and process. Based on the speaker’s extensive experience in the arena, this webinar will also discuss the elements of lean documents and lean configuration, since the principles of lean must permeate throughout all systems, not just the manufacturing supply chain.

This webinar is essential to introducing lean principles from the company’s earliest stages.

Who Will Benefit

  • Project Leaders
  • Functional Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • QA Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Design Engineers
  • Design Assurance

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José Mora is a Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems. For over 30 years he has worked in the medical device and life sciences industry specializing in man Know More

José Mora