Chapter 1

Cycle Counting and Baseline


Before you can run out and start implementing a Kanban system, there is some preliminary work that needs to be done. This chapter covers a variety of different planning items that will help implement a more effective and user-friendly Kanban system.

Items that are discussed:

  • Creating a Kanban sizing report
  • Cycle counting, part identification, vendors, and on-hand inventory
  • Identification of inventory quantities
  • Calculating on-hand cost

Creating a Kanban Sizing Report

A Kanban sizing report is a document that can be created in Microsoft Excel that is used to perform cycle counting and obtain baseline information for the implementation.

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