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4 Products and Volumes

Welcome to Lesson 4, on the first data elements necessary to deliver your Mixed Model Line Design. In this lesson we will introduce the critical, yet most basic of questions you must answer: What do you want to build? and How many of each?

Here is what we will be discussing in this lesson:

1. Where to get started in your line design. As the lesson title suggests, this will be with the definition of products and product demand.
2. Benefits of mixing your products. The benefits of mixing products may not be obvious, so we’ll cover that topic.
3. How your Forecast Daily Volume influences Resource Calculation in a Mixed Model environment.
4. Finally we’ll need to emphasize the importance of this first step, since it will affect all of the steps and calculations that will follow.