Learning Experience

The TPS Car Factory Simulation is included in each Deluxe, Deluxe-Plus,  and Grand Package. This implementation of the Toyota Production System training takes a slightly different focus to lean concepts than the Standard Car Factory simulation.  In this exercise, attention is given to the support functions found in a factory, such as fixtures and totes, material kits, material conveyance, process and cross training, and workload balance.

Lean flow is developed over five simulation steps, each applying attention to the process of trying continuous improvement, measuring results, and trying again. The simulation event is spaced over several tables and greater distances are used to simulate real factory communication conditions.

Financial metrics for the simulation track progress as earned value steadily improves with each lean redesign.

Compatible Products

    LeanMan Grand Car Factory Simulation
    LeanMan Grand Car Factory Simulation
    • The LeanMan Grand Simulation Package is a reduced cost bundle of the Deluxe Car Factory Simulation, the VSM, the Kanban and the Heijunka events packaged into two double-deep containers. 

      Deluxe Double Car Factory Simulation
      Deluxe Double Car Factory Simulation
      • The Deluxe Double Car Factory Kit includes a standard Deluxe and Companion Car Factory Kit plus bonus features.

        Deluxe Car Factory Simulation
        Deluxe Car Factory Simulation
        • The Deluxe Car Kit presents the five principles of Lean Manufacturing through comprehensive lecture presentations and hands-on simulations. 

          Deluxe <i>PLUS</i> VSM Car Factory Simulation
          Deluxe PLUS VSM Car Factory Simulation
          • The Value Stream Map simulation provides a look at the influences of LEAN on each point process along a 9 point door-to-door value stream.

            Deluxe <i>PLUS</i> KANBAN Car Factory Simulation
            Deluxe PLUS KANBAN Car Factory Simulation
            • The Kanban Simulation integrates two great products into two single deep containers, or if you prefer, one single double-deep container, providing an excellent training range from beginner to advanced.