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Summary of January PDM

A large group of APICS members, students and guests enjoyed the presentation on Product Wheels this Tuesday, presented by Pete King (CSCP), President of Lean Dynamics LLC. There are lots of applications for the product wheel methodology……Pete explained that Product Wheels are a scheduling methodology used when we have a piece of equipment that is used to make more than one product. Product Wheels help us determine the optimum volume and sequence of products, while balancing inventory and demand. Pete used real-life examples from the vitamin industry.

Pete has published his 3rd book, Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries. Like his other books, this is written in a clear and concise style with specific “how-to” tips for creating value stream maps that are an essential part of any continuous improvement process. A review of this book is posted on this website.