Kanban for the shopfloor / created by the Productivity Press, Development Team.

Portland, Or. : Productivity Press, [2002], ©2002.
xvi, 96 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


Shopfloor series. [More in this series]
Summary note
  • Information to implement the lean production or Just In Time (JIT) system developed at Toyota Motor Company.
  • Kanban is the name given to the inventory control card used in a pull system. The primary benefit of kanban is to reduce overproduction, the worst of the seven deadly wastes. A true kanban system produces exactly what is ordered, when it is ordered, and in the quantities ordered. It is essentially a dynamic work order that moves with the material. Each kanban identifies the part or subassembly unit and indicates where each one came from and where each is going. Used this way, kanban acts as a system of information that integrates your plant, connects all processes one to another, and connects the entire value stream to customer demand. Kanban for the Shopfloor provides a working manual for those seeking to implement this method of production control in any operation. It defines the various terms and methods employed in kanbans, and illustrates how when adhered to, kanban is an element of continuous improvement that ultimately leads to the ideal of one-piece flow." In addition to reducing the waste of overproduction, kanban will help your company increase flexibility to respond to customer demand, coordinate production of small lots and wide product variety, and simplify the procurement process.
  • Ch. 1. Introducing Key Terms and Benefits of Kanban. What Is Kanban? What Will Make Kanban Successful? How Will Kanban Change What You Are Doing Now? What Are the Benefits of Kanban?
  • Ch. 2. The Basics of Kanban: Functions, Rules, and Types of Kanban. The Differences Between Kanban and Conventional Ordering Systems. Functions of Kanban. Rules of Kanban. Types of Kanban
  • Ch. 3. Phase One: Scheduling Kanban. How Many Kanbans Do You Need? Takt Time. How Many Operators Are Needed? Load Leveling or Smoothing
  • Heijunka
  • Ch. 4. Phase Two: Circulating Kanban. When Do You Produce? When Do You Pull? What Belongs on a Kanban Card? Steps for Circulating Kanbans.
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