“Lean Pull Design for High-Mix Manufacturing - Kanban Cards Are Not Your Only Option”
Founder & CEO, Invistics
Come hear how three major companies, DuPont, Bristol-Myers Squibb and CP Kelco, slashed their working capital 35% to 80% by implementing pull methods better suited than Kanban for their high-mix, high-variability businesses. In addition to discussing traditional Kanban, our presentation addresses several of the most common Kanban alternatives: generic Kanban, Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) and Constant Work in Progress (CONWIP). The presentation will discuss how these different pull methods were implemented with real-world examples, and help attendees understand which of these alternatives are best for their companies.
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In the twelve months following the launch of the company-wide Six Sigma effort, DuPont documented more than $1 billion in savings. In the next five years, savings would rise to exceed $2.3 billion. At the beginning of 2004, DuPont had completed 6,147 Black Belt projects and had 9,406 in the pipeline.
Reducing Manufacturing Waste, the Dupont Way