Course Detail: MFG305 - Inventory Management Using Pull/Kanban

Purdue University Fort Wayne leverages the resources of Purdue University by teaming up with their MEP program to offer this training.

The Mission:
To advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Inventory Management Using Pull-Kanban

Pull-Kanban is a lean technique used to control the flow of work by replacing only what has been consumed. A Pull-Kanban system can result in increased productivity and efficiency and reduced waste.

In this workshop, you will learn the steps for implementing a Pull-Kanban system and the keys to successful implementation in your environment.


  • Describe the difference between a pull system and a push system.
  • Identify opportunities to introduce pull systems.
  • Decide how to manage demand to meet customer requirements.
  • Locate and size supermarkets in the system.
  • Calculate order points and order quantities.
  • Select and implement appropriate pull signals.
  • Describe ways to monitor and fine-tune a pull system.

Intended audience: Manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

Take all five workshops to earn the certificate:

Cellular Flow Manufacturing

Problem Solving Using PDCA, A3, and Root Cause Analysis

Standard Work & Error Proofing

Kaizen Event Facilitation

This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times. Participants should have a computer with a strong internet connection, a working microphone, and speakers. Students are required to utilize the camera and microphone to participate in this interactive class. Class participation enhances the online learning experience. Your instructor will send a meeting link to all students once registration has closed.

About the Instructor: Dane Bohnert has over 20 years of Lean and Quality Improvement experience. He has worked as a Quality Engineer, Launch Project Manager, Value Stream Operations Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Development Specialist, Continuous Improvement Manager, Value Stream Coach, and Lean Consultant and Trainer.In addition, Dane holds certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Assurance. He also received training and mentoring directly from Taiichi Ohno protégés Seizo Okamoto and Kazuhiro Sekiya, as well as others with wisdom in Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way.

 Session Information: 24FMFG305

Schedule: Tuesday, November 5 (1 session)
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EST
Registration (Registration Deadline: 10/30/24) : $295.00


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Dane Bohnert

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