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Lean Ball Game

CODE: gam0004


Price: $44.99

This product is electronically distributed.

Description

The Lean Ball Game is a Lean simulation that uses three tennis balls for a team of 6-8 people and is used to introduce your team to the concept of Lean Manufacturing.

This simulation is supported by the Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing Presentation. We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.

Briefly, Lean Manufacturing is:

  • A philosophy and a long-term strategy that aligns everything in the business to deliver increasing VALUE to the customer
  • It involves:
  • People
  • Systems / Processes
  • Waste and Deficiencies elimination

Case Study:

  • The process involves a group of three tennis balls that have to go through a process involving as many operations as people. The issue is that they have a large percentage of scrap and rejects, based on the number of times the balls are dropped, and the lead time (the processing time) is too long.

How will they manage to change their way of thinking and improve their operational effectiveness?

There’s one way to discover this: Get in the game!

How will they manage to change their way of thinking and improve their operational effectiveness?

There’s one way to discover this: Get in the game!

Objectives

The game is designed for groups of 6-8 people. If you have more players, just buy more sets of 3 tennis ball and use the same instructions. It can be seen as a competition between teams.

The purpose of the game is to prove the benefits of:

  • To show why the truly Lean organizations consider all their staff as their most valuable resource.
  • This is a simple game, but playing reveals the problems in typical batch production operations, versus Lean Flow operations.

By playing four rounds, we will demonstrate how we can decrease the lead time and increase quality while using the same number of people

Agenda

  • Introduce the Game
  • Play Round 1 – Batch Production
  • Change Rules and Practice
  • Play Round 2 – Transition to Lean – Bring Operations Closer
  • Change Rules and Practice
  • Play Round 3 – Quality at the Source
  • Change Rules and Practice
  • Play Round 4 – One-piece flow
  • Discussions and Conclusions

Resources Include

  • The Lean Ball Game (slides)
  • Trainer Manual (footnotes that explain each slide)
  • Trainee Manual (presentation slides and space for notes)

Please note: All you need is a few set of three tennis balls per group.

The simulation game comes as a downloadable zip file, available upon payment. Includes uneditable PDF and PowerPoint (2007-10) versions of presentation and supporting PDF files.

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