Course to Develop Knowledge & Skills for Deploying Supermarket Pull Scheduling System

Course Duration: 1 Day - 8 Hours/day

This one-day workshop develops knowledge and skills for deploying pull-scheduling systems to be used where continuous flow is not yet possible. Participants will learn how to determine appropriate levels of inventory needed to maintain production schedules with minimum waste. Participants will learn how to develop and deploy kanbans for real-time shop floor scheduling and inventory management. Participants will also learn how to determine the cost savings realized from supermarket-pull scheduling.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to plan and implement pull scheduling using supermarkets and kanbans
  • Understand and apply the concept of heijunka – level scheduling
  • Design, develop and deploy supermarket-pull systems to improve production control and inventory management

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Pull Systems
  • Introduction to Supermarkets
  • Introduction to Kanbans
  • Designing Supermarkets
  • Introduction to Heijunka (leveling)
  • Scheduling Standards and Visual Controls

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed those responsible for planning, organizing and completing Lean and/or Six Sigma Projects.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a workshop manual.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Participants are expected to have developed current and future state maps for the process selected for improvement.

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