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1999 27 pull systems and kanban japanese words of

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Unformatted text preview: ull Systems and Kanban • Japanese words of “communication cards”, “signboard”, or “billboard”. (看板) • Kanban is a concept related to lean and just-in-time (JIT) production. Kanban is one means through which JIT is achieved. • Each card is attached to a palette of goods. Production cannot start until production ordering kanbans are available. • Kanban tells you what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. • To visualize the workflow, and manage (monitor, measure, and report) flow • To prevent WIP inventories from building up when there is problem • To make process policies explicit 28 Just-In-Time (JIT) Approach • To produce and transport: – Just what and how much are needed – Just when it is needed – Within the shortest possible lead time • Goals: 1. Batches of size 1 2. Zero inventory (safety stock is a bad thing) 3. Zero defects (high productivity and quality) • Any difficulty in achieving the above thr...
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