Pre-production is one of the most difficult areas to manage in a job shop. There is no department of pre-production, and all the necessary activities are independent of each other(e.g., engineering, purchasing, materials management, routing, quality checks, production planning, scheduling, and specialized training). The objective of this module is to show you how to look at production and pre-production together, and how to coordinate pre-production activities in order to increase the volume of work through the shop (capacity improvement). Expect better on time ship performance as well.
This learning module also illustrates different types of waste and delays on the floor, and how to combat them.