Transforming Your Value Streams
In this course, you and your entire organization will learn how to transform your value streams using lean tools and principles such as value stream mapping, takt time, kanban, error proofing, and heijunka/production leveling. During this course, you will follow a fictitious birdhouse manufacturing company as they journey through the process of creating both current and future state value stream maps along with an action plan.
Before kanban can work we must level production. In this module you will learn what heijunka is, and how to scale production to meet variable customer demand.
0:45 - What is heijunka?
1:07 - What is mura and muri?
2:42 - Heijunka's dampening effect on demand swings
3:12 - Lot production scheduling
4:40 - Weekly leveled production
5:39 - Daily leveled production
6:14 - Additional benefits of level loading
7:05 - Prerequisites to heijunka
7:41 - The heijunka box