This interactive activity represents the grid modeling technique, a heuristic model for choosing a centralized location for a manufacturing or distribution center within a supply chain network. The formula calculates a central point between the suppliers and the markets. This object requires the latest version of Flash Player.
In a series of three interactive exercises, learners explore the relationship between process cycle time and defect detection, and between process cyle time and smaller batch sizes. The techniques of lean/JIT are applied to achieve the continuous improvement (kaizen) goal of reducing inventory by pursuing one-piece flow.