Dr. Andersonís two-day DFM webinar is
based on seminars he has honed over the last
30 years to dozens of clients.
Relevant class materials are selected from 6 books and hundreds
previous copyrighted class handouts, and emailed a few days before the
webinar to be printed by the company and distributed to each attendee
This material is selected to be relevant to your
products and personally prepared and presented by him.
Integrated PPT slides and handouts have large font slides that match
handouts that have 12 point text and full page graphics, like a book
The advantages of the webinar format has:
Unlimited Class Size: There is
theoretically no class limit, but webinars should be focused on the same
type of product and culture, which means that all the people in all the
involved sites will be trained in consistent methodologies.
Scheduling: In the Americas, a "two-day"
DFM seminar is be given on four afternoons in the predominate time-zone of
the attendee, which gives workers mornings to get
their work done, so attendance will maximized. Webinar days do not have to
be consecutive to accommodate workloads and other conflicts, which
results in much better attendance. More flexible scheduling also
results in a better week choice, even spanning weeks, without travel
This provides fuller, more diverse
classes = better learning and better results,
especially for initiatives that span departments or sites, like rapid
order fulfillment and scalability.
Arrangements. DFM webinars can be scheduled
quickly without having to set aside consecutive days or block out calendars for
Presentations and Interactions.
can now be personable and interactive. Webinar hosts, like Zoom,
Go-to-Webinar, or Cisco's Webex can
allow the instructor to present full-screen PowerPoint slides and then
switch to a "discussion" mode, when the class sees the instructor on their
screens and the instructor sees the attendees in thumbnail images with
the speaking one highlighted. This makes the
DFM webinar more personable and is used for opening remarks and all Q/A and
back-and-forth discussions. This interactive capability makes remote workshops possible.
Class preparation. Avoiding
travel results in 2-3 extra days of class preparation and 1-2 extra days that
would otherwise be spent traveling and many hours making traven arrangements
Further, webinars allow later input that can be incorporated into the
Modularized sessions and attendance. The
DFM class agenda is modularized so managers can log on for the first 4-hour
session to join the class to learn what they need to do to lead and support
leading-edge product development. For the second session, supply chain
people can log in to learn how to optimize for part/material availability,
off-the-shelf parts, and vendor/partnerships.
To see the agenda for the DFM webinar, see the page for the
DFM class agenda
The webinar format is also available for
Build-to-Order & Mass Customization classes.
Webinar Proposals. Two webinar
proposals are posted at the scalability page:
one is a one-day webinar for Research groups on how to structure
product families for scalbility.The other is a two-day
webinar for Product Development teams for scalability.
Customized webinars can be presented on all the
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For a webinar preview , attend the Sept.
Design for Lean Manufacturing
2-day webinar: Sept 20-23 from 1-5 PM EST ; sponsored by QCG, who
trains & certifies Bllack-Belts
Complete description and sign-uo at : https://qualitysupportgroup.com/design-for-lean-manufacturing/ .
David M. Anderson
Book-length web-site on Half Cost Products:
[DFM Books] [Credentials]
[Clients] [Site Map]
[Half Cost Products site] [Standardization
article] [Mass Customization article]
[BTO article] [Rationalization