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CHAPTER 7

INITIAL STARTUP AND COMMON PITFALLS

Well, here we are. We have formed a team, sized the kanban, developed a design, and developed training. So what's left? Are we ready to start up our kanban? (Well, almost!)

Before we go live, we need to take care of several items to ensure a successful implementation. We need to:

  • Confirm the design is implemented
  • Confirm training is complete
  • Check the inventories

Once you have taken care of these items, you are ready to get on with the startup of the kanban. Therefore, our kanban process flow extends to include the startup and implementation step, as shown in Figure 7-1.

After you have started the ...

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