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Running Head: JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW 4 BUSI 613 Supply Chain Management Dr. Brooke Quigg Supply Chain Management: Article Review 4 Kanban System Used To Optimize Inventory Janie M. Winsell Liberty University August 5, 2018 1
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JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW 4 Tăgăduan, D. (2009). KANBAN SYSTEM USED TO OPTIMIZE INVENTORY LEVELS. Agricultural Management / Lucrari Stiintifice Seria I, Management Agricol , 11 (3), 1-6. Statement of Author’s Purpose In this journal article, Tăgăduan (2009) provides an overview of how the automotive company Toyota uses the kanban system to optimize their Just In Time [JIT] supply chain strategy (p. 1). The author describes the history, benefits, and implementation of the kanban system through its creation in the Toyota automotive company. The author explains in detail the two card and one card kanban system to make sure that inventory is controlled. The kanban card consists of the part number, part description, type of container, and workstation information (Liberty University, 2018, p. 225). The author explains the benefits Toyota received as well as any struggles the company went through when implementing the kanban system. The author informs managers that through the implementation of the kanban system, many companies are able to offer better services because they have reduced the level of their stocks and their production time (Tăgăduan, 2009, p. 5). Background of Kanban System While traditional methods use upstream and downstream to manage the work force, the kanban method imposes and places orders upstream ( Tăgăduan , 2009 p. 3). Before the kanban system, Toyota had combined Ford techniques in their production system, but they dealt with stocks and limited space, which meant that products could only be produced in small amounts (Tăgăduan, 2009, p. 1). Limits on quantity production limits customer base and hinders a company from expanding and growing in the marketplace. In response to this problem, Toyota 2
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JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW 4 created the kanban system to accompany their JIT strategy in the early 1950s so that they were sure materials arrived just in time for the production process (Tăgăduan, 2009, p. 1). This implementation of the kanban system reduced overhead costs and kept production moving along.
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