Kanban. More of a tool than a philosophy. It takes its name from the Japanese word meaning sign or card. Kanban is related to JIT, but is in fact the means through which JIT is managed to form a “pull” system. This “pull” system ensures that product is provided to each customer on time and in the amount needed. This is accomplished with kanban cards visibly displayed with what is needed, when it’s needed and how much is needed. Benefits of this process are reduction in work-in-process, less space and lower cost of waste due to less inventory.
Kanban Lessons Learned & Best Practices
We want to hear from you!
As professional you’ve got a unique perspective on continuous improvement and we’d love to hear what’s on your mind. Please take a minute to share your feedback, lessons learned & suggestion in the comment section.
We value your feedback about our website and review every suggestion as part of our continuous improvement. Ideas for improvement? Seeing formatting or other errors? Missing references? Please feel to contact us via the contact form or in the comments sections.
Related keywords: Quality, Continuous improvement, continual improvement, continuous quality improvement, ISO, ISO14001, Just in Time, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, SixSigma, Total Quality Management, Performance Management.