Kanban System Basics for Manufacturing

Kanban System Basics for Manufacturing

Introduction to Kanban for Manufacturing If you are looking for a way to reduce waste in your facility, the Kanban methodology might be the perfect solution. Kanban was developed by the Toyota Corporation and has since been used by thousands of manufacturing companies around the world. The effectiveness of this system is well-established from a

5 Easy Rules For Kanban Success

5 Easy Rules For Kanban Success

Have you ever heard of Kanban? This LEAN principle was developed specifically to help achieve a Just-In-Time, or JIT, production cycle. In a JIT cycle, products and goods are produced in exact accordance with observed demand, rather than predicted demand. This means that instead of projecting how many widgets you need to produce in a

Would A Flare Be a Bad Kanban in Starbucks?

Would A Flare Be a Bad Kanban in Starbucks?

Ron Pereira wrote about the coffee lid dispenser he encountered in the San Francisco airport Starbucks in his article “Improving Point of Use Lid Storage at Starbucks” on LSS Academy. A typical customer at Starbucks probably just goes and grabs a lid out of the dispenser, and goes about their merry business, but not someone

An Overview on Kanban Systems

An Overview on Kanban Systems

Kanban is an inventory and replenishment system that assists in determining what, when, and how much to produce. It is a scheduling system that maintains inventory levels used in lean manufacturing or Just-In-Time (JIT) production. When material is consumed, a signal is sent to produce and deliver another shipment. It is a ‘pull’ system of

Does the kanban system promote efficiency or errors?

Does the kanban system promote efficiency or errors?

The Kanban system promotes efficiency.  It is not an especially complicated system.  Sometimes, though, we must go back to the most basic basics.  So let’s review the principles of the Kanban system.  Nipon Ekanaronqpun describes Kanban this way in his article What Is The Kanban System for Lean Manufacturing?: The word ‘Kanban’ comes from a