The Flow Principle; Leveled Planning and Process Balancing
Flow is probably the most important process improvement principle when it comes to through-put efficiency. Flow is defined as a continuous progress of products through a process without waiting times or rework loops.
From first line management to board level
Examples of some key lessons addressed in this training are as follows:
- What is a bottleneck?
- Resource efficiency vs. value stream efficiency
- Cycle-time balancing vs. operator balancing
- The balancing board
- The Value Stream Map
- Spaghetti diagram analysis
- The standard combination table
RiverRouge teaches this principle through real-life simulation sessions demonstrating the transition from interrupted processes to a flow condition.