At Visual Decisions Inc, we use a Fitbit metaphor to talk about why your Smart Manufacturing initiative needs to be backed by an Operational Excellence program to achieve maximum success. Just like wearing a Fitbit does not automatically cause you to lose weight, putting in Smart Manufacturing systems does not automatically make the shop floor waste disappear.
But Smart Manufacturing can also make your Lean / OpEx program much more effective, too. In this course, your team will learn how to combine the two initiatives for the maximum impact on your organization.
VDI has been at the forefront of combining smart manufacturing with lean practices for over two decades. We are currently working with CESMII to create their official Digital Lean training program.
The concepts behind the Toyota Production System have been emulated across many industries. In this module, we show how to create a digital production system for your company.
There are a number of standard problem solving methodologies out there, including Toyota's seven step methodology. In this module, we show how to radically improve the problem solving success across your business by taking advantage of the digital enablers provided by Smart Manufacturing.
In this module we take a deep dive into many of the lean tools and show how they can be supercharged with Smart Manufacturing solutions.
Variation is at the heart of all quality issues. In this module, we show how to reduce variation due to machine, method, man, materials and more.