Plant Mapping : Mixed model production of parts and assemblies

If you are interested in plant level value stream maps for mixed model (multi-product) production of discrete parts and assemblies than this page provides complete resources on the related eVSM Mix application – Mix Mfg. It will help you:

VIDEO : MIX MFG (15 mins) MIX MFG TECH SHEET

When to use eVSM’s Mix Mfg application

Mix Mfg is a valuable lean tool for usage in VSM events to improve mixed model production value streams.

  • The Mix Mfg VSM application is designed to increase the speed of each step in the improvement cycle (shown on the right), the quality of the improvement ideas generated, and clarity of the report out with current state, future state and implementation plan.
  • The application UNIQUELY SIMPLIFIES how you map and analyze multiple product variants with different demands, operational values and routings through shared resources. You don’t have to create a separate map for each product.
  • The map will help you remove waste and achieve an efficient balanced line for different demand scenarios. It highlights bottlenecks and losses in the value stream and permits “what-if” studies.

You can apply Mix Mfg in 2 different ways

  • You can just sketch out the value stream (without metrics) and get agreement on it. This requires minimal training and is very fast.
  • You can enhance the sketch with data values that will then automatically calculate lead time, capacity, resource utilization, and visualize them via automatic charts.

VIDEO : IMPROVEMENT CYCLE

Evaluating Mix Mfg against other approach’s and tools

Over the last decade, hundreds of companies have evaluated eVSM’s plant mapping concepts (right) and its support for the whole improvement cycle.  Over that period we have not lost a single evaluation benchmark. Here are some resources to help you evaluate the software..

See who else is using eVSM. 

EVSM USER COMMUNITY

See the software in action creating a map from scratch and performing analytics. Its easy to see the productivity, visualization and analytic benefits

VIDEO: PLANT VSM CAPTURE (15 min)

You can also Try it for yourself

Schedule a free one on one web conference where we can demonstrate eVSM on the ACME Case study (from the VSM book “Learning To See” by Rother and Shook) , respond to any evaluation criteria, and also and provide you with a free trial of eVSM Mix + eLearning access.

REQUEST WEB CONFERENCE  READ BLOG ON ACME CASE STUDY  GET FREE TRIAL & ELEARNING

Why eVSM wins almost ALL evaluations

It UNIQUELY simplifies mapping of mixed model production lines. 95% of production lines are mixed model.

Learning path for Mix Mfg

The eVSM learning management system (eLeanor) is the recommended method for new users to quickly become competent with the software. eLeanor makes learning fun with multi-media and a points based progress monitoring system. It tests understanding as the user progresses to certification.

See how eLeanor works (5 Mins)

VIDEO: ELEANOR INTRODUCTION  ELEANOR SETUP CHEATSHEET 

Learn how to use Mix Mfg VSM with eLeanor (8 Hrs)

ELEARNING: MIX MFG

eLearning Reading Materials

Learning Mix Mfg involves 3 courses where you go through reading materials and take related exercises. These reading materials are available for PDF download. Convenient for usage with the course, for print, and for later reference.

FAST DRAW (PDF)   TIME MAPPING (PDF)   MIX MFG VSM (PDF)

Mix Mfg Reference Materials

There is a quick 2 page reference that includes an annotated example map

MIX MFG TECH SHEET

All eVSM applications use a common toolbar and the toolbar reference guide can be downloaded below

TOOLBAR REFERENCE (PDF)

You can also see a map being created from scratch in 15 mins as a reminder of the mapping steps

VIDEO : MIX MFG

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