Your team is now ready to create a block diagram of the proposed new Mixed Model Flow line. You need to have three important documents with you to complete this step:
- The Mixed Model Process Flow Diagram done previously.
- The Resource Calculation Worksheet completed during Workshop 3.
- The results of the Integrating Batch Machines exercise done previously in this workshop.
You will need the following supplies:
- A set of resource and IPK cards (print and cut).
- A large workspace.
During this phase, your team will create a block diagram of the proposed Mixed Model Flow line, ignoring for the time being the available floor space, utilities, building columns, etc. These will need to be considered when doing the final CAD-based layout, but not now.