> Lean Terms & Definitions
> Mixed Model
The practice of making several different parts
or products in varying lot sizes so a cell or factory produces close
to the same mix of products that will be “sold” that
day. Mixed modeling reduces
WIP inventory by using small lots to allow rapid response to fluctuations
in demand. Small lot production depends on short setup times
achieved through Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) activities.
Learn more about mixed model in Setup
Time Reduction, Systems
and Resource Management, and Sales
Production Inventory (SPI Planning).