Automate the creation of your standard work documents!
When conducting a time study on a new process or an established process, completing all the documents for a playbook set to a certain takt is time-consuming. Another issue is there is no “playground” to move people around electronically attempting to level load the line. In most cases, we must take the time to physically move operators around and re-time the work—all with the goal of finding that magic balance.
What if there was an easier way to create those documents? With Excel, most all of the processes to document standard work and produce the required documents can be automated. In addition, with the same spreadsheet, we have a playground to take work from one operator, give it to another and see immediately what happens to our operator load chart. Once the best possible scenario is documented, a single click prints all the required documents. Hosted by Ventec Life Systems, a state-of-the-art ventilator manufacturing company based in Washington, this event will show you how.
Ventec Life Systems is a state-of-the-art ventilator manufacturing company based in Bothell, Washington, just north of Seattle. Ventec's leading product, the VOCSN, seamlessly integrates five separate devices including a ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and nebulizer into one unified respiratory system. venteclife.com
Brent Weichers has 35 years of lean transformation experience, with Toyota and Danaher as the biggest portion of his professional background. He has trained agencies of the federal government and major corporations through their lean journey. He is currently the continuous improvement director at Ventec Life Systems in Bothell, Wash.
Automate the creation of your standard work documents using Excel and create a playground to level load the line.
Lean practitioners at all levels of the business.
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