Mixed Model Production I – Introduction

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Mixed Model Production I - Introduction

In this episode of the Lean 911 podcast, Mark DeLuzio is joined by Kevin Mathis, a Managing Director at Lean Horizons. Kevin shares insights from his extensive experience, including pioneering mixed model production at Danaher’s Hennessey plant. The discussion covers the background of mixed model production, its challenges and benefits, the critical role of engaging employees in the lean transformation process, and the impact on safety, quality, delivery, and cost. The conversation also touches on the importance of product design in lean manufacturing and how mixed model production aligns manufacturing processes more closely with customer demand. Key lean concepts such as kaizen, standard work, and respect for people are emphasized as fundamental to successful implementation.

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