Toyota Partners With Leonardo Group on Lean Material Management Workshop, September 22-24 2015

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Toyota Material Handling is partnering with Leonardo Group Americas on a 3-day Lean Material Management Workshop, to be held on-site at Toyota's award-winning fork truck plant in Columbus, Indiana.

"I really found the workshop relevant to the work I do for my company. The sharing of ideas between companies through exercises was invaluable to my efforts." — Chad, Boeing

Material management is a critical element in any manufacturing improvement effort, and no one does it better than Toyota. Lean companies use a variety of signaling and delivery methods that when executed properly will virtually eliminate parts shortages on the factory floor. This Lean Material Management workshop focuses on the various Kanban and material management methods in use at Toyota and other leading companies.

Participants will study each of the principal material management methods, and apply these methods in a series of hands-on exercises. They will then have a chance to see the material delivery system in action on the factory floor, at the Toyota Material Handling fork truck plant in Columbus, Indiana. This factory was voted Plant of the Year in 2010 by Plant Engineering Magazine.

Richard Rahn, a principal with the Leonardo Group said "Nothing shuts a factory down faster and more often than material shortages. Many of the problems are self-inflicted. We have been working with Toyota Material Handling to validate and teach the best Lean material handling methods currently in use by leading companies. Daily factory tours will add a rare opportunity to see a mature material management system in action."

Workshop Details:

Date: September 22-24 2015
Place: Toyota Material Handling, Columbus, Indiana.
Cost: $1,995.00. Group discounts and Early Registration discounts available.
Attendance limited to only 32 students.
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