Third Lean and Flexible Conference
February 6, 2014, 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lone Star Corporate College, University Park Campus
20515 State Highway 249, Houston, TX, 77070
Small and medium enterprises (SME) engaged in high-mix low-volume (HMLV) manufacturing operate more like jobshops. They do not operate like Toyota with their multi-product assembly lines with each line assembling a limited variety of automobiles. Therefore, in order to be able to deliver orders by due dates to their many customers, HMLV manufacturers must be both Lean (efficient and waste-free) and Flexible (able to rapidly changeover their machines, work cells and support systems to produce a variety of products). So how do we simultaneously achieve two seemingly opposite and conflicting capabilities in the same production system? This is the focus of the conference!