Information about LEAN and KANBAN

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Kanban principle – Kanban definition

The Kanban principle (Kanban definition) was originally developed in 1947 by Taiichi Ohno in Toyota Motor Corporation. It is a system for control of material flow and production according to the “pull principle” (also pick-up principle). In this case, so-called self-steering control loops are employed to ensure the material supply.

Toyota Production System

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Kanban implementation / introduction without problems

How to achieve a Kanban implementation / introduction with less difficulties or problems, which simple Kanban rules are helpful?

Typical problems / disadvantages of manual Kanban

Here you will find some typical problems / disadvantages of a manual Kanban system and the corrensponding e-Kanban solution. At many enterprises, which employ a purely manual Kanban system, often similar “problems” may occur.

7 Types of Waste

In order to become a world-class company it is fundamentally important to eliminate and to avoid all 7 types of waste (muda) in manufacturing and also in service processes.

How can we describe “waste”?

PUSH vs. PULL System advantages / disadvantages

Which are the advantages and disadvantages of a Kanban PULL System or Kanban PULL control System in comparison with a typical ERP/-MRP PUSH System?

manual vs. electronic Kanban

There are several typical scenarios for the usage of electronic kanban, where manual kanban systems reach their limits quickly.

How IKS can eliminate waste

We are sure that a Kanban system supported by our e-Kanban system IKS is able to play a major role in the elimination of many types of waste!

Kanban card examples

A perfect Kanban card design is one of the key elements to run a Kanban System succesfully !