KANBAN

Course No. OM01

Course Introduction

Many companies have introduced expensive MRP II computer systems, which are often centrally planned, involving large amounts of paperwork and data administration. Kanban is a visual system of controlling production without the need for complex computer systems. It relies on a Kanban card to pull product through the operation to meet customer demand. The introduction of Kanban systems will often both improve customer service and reduce inventory levels. This course includes a practical simulation exercise where participants introduce Kanban into a manufacturing facility. This allows the benefits of Kanban over traditional planning systems to be clearly demonstrated.

Course Objectives

  • To develop a practical understanding of Kanban methods
  • To determine how to introduce a Kanban system

Target Audience

Personnel who are involved with implementing Kanban.

Personnel who are new to an area where Kanban is already in existence.