Chapter 3

Kanban Cards

Introduction

Kanban cards are a visual signal system that is implemented to trigger the need for inventory. These cards are placed all over the facility as needed and can have a significant impact on output and productivity. Cards can be placed in work areas and used when material and supplies are running low, with the card turned into a material handler to retrieve the needed item. The card contains all the vital information needed, including part number, part description, quantity, and locations.

Kanban card systems can also be used when ordering from outside suppliers but generally take longer to implement. This chapter describes the internal Kanban card system of a company.

Benefits of Kanban

  • Reduced inventory
  • Reduced ...

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