Re-establishing Manufacturing Controls After the Pandemic Shutdown

John Ryan
John Ryan
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
90 Minutes

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Good manufacturing controls have been around for many years. They have helped companies go through the point in their growth cycle when the initial fly-by-night system they struggled to put in place as a young company no longer satisfy demands or schedules.

The changes required to move from batch processing and other manufacturing models to a more efficient customer-oriented model are generally established when companies hit the wall in terms of continually trying to balance demand and output capabilities.

Good manufacturing control systems demand that companies gain greater cooperative control over suppliers, smooth out scheduling and manufacturing flows, improve quality, and bring employees into the overall operational authority structure where some decisions and improvements are moved to lower levels as ordering, receiving in-process and customer teams work to smooth throughput.

Lean systems, for example, result in on-time deliveries without the usual high stress often associated with ramming product through to meet daily, weekly, monthly ends and quarterly volume commitments.

Changes in attitude, purchasing and ordering, production flows, training, shared responsibilities, shipment schedules and all aspects of the operation are impacted.

Once a controlled manufacturing system is in place and functioning, inventory turns will improve resulting in higher process capabilities, smaller lot sizes, quicker cycle times, simplified processes, reduced overproduction and lower costs while satisfying customer demands in a more timely and profitable manner.

Common manufacturing system controls may be applied to just about any type of manufacturing system.

Why you should Attend: During the pandemic months, companies have struggled with a completely new set of manufacturing problems.Many manufacturing companies have lost key employees and systems have been disrupted to the point that great imbalances have occurred.

This webinar is designed to help new and returning employees get a comprehensive but quick review of the manufacturing control concepts needed to reestablish lost controls.

Companies whose inventories are piled up in receiving, in process and in finished goods have succeeded in tying up operational funds and exposed themselves to industry demand changes that result in obsolete as well as excessive inventory. If you take a minute to walk around your manufacturing facility and look at inventory piles, you can quickly get an estimate of how much of your capital is tied up rather than working to increase profits.

Basic proven manufacturing control concepts are designed to remove those costs, allow the company to respond more quickly to changing demands, deliver on time, save space, and establish a more mature manufacturing model capable of expansion when needed. This review will help to get you and your staff back on track.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Manufacturing Cells
  • Employee Training and Ownership
  • Teams and Rapid Response
  • Rule setting
  • Walking the floor
  • Data
  • Setting Operational Goals
  • Inventory Turns
  • Process and Inventory Control Concepts
  • Process Capabilities
  • Causal Analysis
  • Lot Sizes
  • Cycle Times
  • Process Control Concepts
  • Process Capabilities
  • Causal Analysis
  • Corrective Action
  • Swimming Upstream
  • Line Balance
  • Prevention
  • Synchronization (Line Balance)
  • Simplifying Processes
  • Overproduction
  • Waiting and wait times
  • Pull Systems
  • Integrated Data systems
  • Product Cost Concepts
  • Lean concepts
  • Evaluating Efforts

Who Will Benefit:
  • Manufacturing Managers, Directors and VPs
  • Supervisors
  • Quality Directors
  • Purchasing Managers

Speaker Profile
Dr. John Ryan's quality system career has spanned the manufacturing, food, transportation and Internet industries over the past 30 years. He has worked and lived extensively throughout Asia and the U.S. at the corporate and facility levels for large and small companies as a turn-around specialist. His clients have included Seagate Technology, Read-Rite, Destron IDI, Intel, and GSS-Array. He has consulted, taught at the university graduate level, and is a retired quality assurance administrator from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. He holds a Ph.D. and has been involved in the quality profession for over 30 years on an international basis and in a variety of industries. He designed and piloted the United States first RFID enabled farm to retail traceability system in the nation while working with Motorola, Lowry Systems and other well-known industry companies. He has published over forty papers on quality systems and has recently published a book for Elsevier Press entitled "Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices". He previously published "The Quality Team Concept in Total Quality Control" with the American Society for Quality. He began Ryan Systems over ten years ago.

Ryan Systems works with some of the world's leading equipment, hardware, software, training and integration companies in the business. We are closely connected with food safety and other audit activities and can begin an initial assessment of your capabilities and needs. Ryan Systems works with partners whose products have proven themselves to be positioned for future quality system needs.

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