Xtreme Lean Consulting

Welcome guest!
Home
 

You're currently on:

Kanban Production System Basics

  • Kanban is considered to be one of the central elements of Lean Manufacturing, and this presentation will explain some basics of what a Kanban System is, how it works, and how it can be implemented.
  • I consider the definition of Kanban to be a signaling system that triggers more products to be produced and delivered. Our cars have a gas gage that works on the Kanban principle. It signals you when the gas has been consumed and more gas is required.
  • One of the oldest examples of a simple Kanban system I can think of is the one used for home milk delivery. The process is simple and incredibly effective. The night before the milkman is scheduled to come, just place any empty bottles outside your door. The milkman picks up the empties and replaces them with full bottles of milk.
  • Most companies use a Push Production System which is to produce product based on what they think is going to be consumed rather than what is actually consumed. Imagine trying to guess how much milk each customer is going to consume each day. If you are wrong, you will either be overproducing or under-producing. And guess what; your chances of being wrong are really high! Both over and under production have a negative impact on business and will be discussed later.
  • The premise of Kanbans is that material will not be produced or moved until a customer sends the signal to do so.
  • Kanban relates to the Just-in-Time principle of producing only what is needed, only in the amounts needed, and only when it is needed.
  • Kanban production systems are also known as a pull production system because you are waiting for the customer to signal that product has been consumed and replacements are needed as in this milk delivery system.

The full DVD video has MUCH more information on Kanban and production systems. If you have any questions on the video or implementing these techniques in your business, please don't hesitate to call us today.

 

Latest Products

  1. Lean 6 Solutions Greenbelt Training Program

  2. Xtreme Lean Website Video Bundle DVD

  3. Problem Solving for the Workplace 2-Disc DVD Bundle

 
  1. 5S Video 2-Disc DVD Bundle

  2. Production DVD Bundle

  3. Automation with a Human Touch DVD

 

Your Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Compare Products

You have no items to compare.

Newsletter

Latest Products

Problem Solving for the Workplace DVD Bundle The problem solving approach taught in this 2 disc presentation is based on the Why Tree Method, and is designed to teach good problem solving skills to people at all levels within your organization.
Production DVD Bundle This 3-disc set focuses on 5S, waste elimination and improving your production. It contains our 3 most popular production DVD's at a discounted price!
5S Series DVD Bundle Our popular 5S Series DVD in both English and Spanish. This 5S Series is a 41 minute long video series produced to ensure the key concepts of 5S are communicated. This video takes the audience through each stage of the 5S process from Sort through Sustain and takes the time to explain how you can improve or implement that stage in your workplace using real life examples.

Support Center

Send us your feedback and inquiries through our contact form or use the contact information below: