You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have confirmed that most lean initiatives fail to deliver expected and needed results. Why? Are successes confined to a restricted list of industry sectors? Are only "lean experts" capable of leading an organization through a successful implementation?
kanban card templates
Kanbans Kanbans. The word kanban means visible record in Japanese. In lean lexicon, it is essentially a signal to produce or move product. A kanban may be an electronic signal, an empty bin, a card, a pallet, or a defined area to hold inventory. Kanbans are used to manage inventory'quantify and flow. In the ideal lean world, product is pulled towards the customer, through the factory, from the supplier in quantities of ONE' hence the term one-piece-flow. However, in many circumstances, it's impractical