Lean Tutorial: Production Capacity Template

By Ron Pereira Updated on June 12th, 2010

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Here is a free copy of the production capacity template I use in the video.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

Finally, if you like this style of video please let me know as I may begin to make more of these.  Enjoy!

  1. Scott Williams

    September 5, 2008 - 7:10 am

    Loved it! Thanks for taking the time to do these types of videos. I’ve done some of these types of tutorials for work and know they take hours to edit. At least they took me hours.

  2. Ron Pereira

    September 5, 2008 - 9:27 am

    Thanks, Scott. I really appreciate your kind words.

  3. Scott Edwards

    September 5, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Great video and tool. I really like the simplicity. Thanks for sharing. One question I have would be accounting for variability, especially for the process times. What are your thoughts on addressing variability in models and tools? I’ve had success in using monte carlo simulation in the past but it can be tricky communicating the results as people are often used to point estimates. I’d greatly value your comments on this if you have any. thanks again!

  4. Ron Pereira

    September 5, 2008 - 11:21 am

    Thanks for the great question, Scott. There are a number of ways to handle this.

    In the past, I’ve noted things with both a measure of central tendency (mean or median) and a measure of dispersion (standard deviation or range). Often times this is powerful since “moving the mean” is not always the key issue at hand.

    If this approach is taken then your daily outputs could be stated as min, average (or median), and max. This complicates things for sure but may be a more reliable approach.

    I’d be interested to hear how other people handle this.

  5. Mike Z

    September 5, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    Good work Ron. I have built a few complicated versions of this, but they don’t work as easily.

  6. NN

    September 24, 2008 - 2:04 am

    It is a very good and userfriendly template that you have shared. Thanks a lot.
    Just one query I have is what is the Auto time that you have mentioned here coz most of the processes here in my organisation in the Assembly dept is manual. Please advice.

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