Once the kanban has started, the next task becomes keeping it going and reducing the kanban quantities. The task of keeping the kanban going centers on the process of auditing and making corrections as problems are discovered. This chapter addresses the auditing function and proposes a process for implementing corrective action. Chapter 9 will address how to reduce the kanban quantities by implementing the continuous improvement techniques of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Preventative Maintenance (PM), 5s, scrap reduction, and buffer reduction. Our kanban process flow ...

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