In this article, you will learn what is Kanban according to Process Excellence and Lean Manufacturing.
Kanban is a scheduling system used during lean and just-in-time manufacturing.
Kanban is an inventory-control system to manage the supply chain.
Kanban can be implemented in five steps. The steps are:
Instead of estimating the number of a specific item the market will want (forecast) and producing based on that amount, Kanban produces items in direct relation to the number requested by the market.
System of shelves or trays of components well-identified and organized that serves as a supermarket for dispensing, pick up, and replenishment of materials.
It is an easy and convenient way to supply fast the manufacturing demand of components before the assembly process.
When an assembly item or stocked item begins to run low, an employee takes the item’s reorder card to a manager, who place a replenishment order or buys the needed amount of supplies or components.
The refreshed supplies arrive before the first supply has run out, and production or sales continue without interruption or hindrance.
While reordering slips used to be the norm for requesting more of an item, today computerized cards or empty packaging containers perform the same task. Kanban is a PULL system.
It pulls inventory as it is needed. ERP/MRP is a PUSH system. It pushes inventory into a warehouse for “Safety Stock” to deal with fluctuations in demand from changing forecasts.
Kanban establishes and maintains a pull system. It can be applied using:
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