Chapter 4

Two-Bin Systems and Material Handling

Two-Bin Systems

Two-bin systems are an effective Kanban method for handling small parts and hardware. The great thing about a two-bin system is that you do not need to create Kanban cards. In a work area, each part using the two-bin system has two bins for storage. Each bin has the same amount of inventory. An operator simply works out of one bin at a time; when that bin becomes empty, the entire bin is placed in a replenish drop or area. The empty bin is the Kanban as the bins contain a label with all the required information that you would find on a Kanban card. Two full bins represent the maximum quantity desired in the work area; the second bin is the minimum, so when the bin is empty, the ...

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