ELSE Inc.’s Kanban Presentation is designed to help you learn how to optimize efficiency where constraints in the process will not allow one-piece flow (such as when two dependent operations that have large cycle time differences) by implementing a Lean pull system of the activities that create and support your product or service.
A Kanban System can be visualized as a sort of signboard that analyzes the demand and supply across the different steps on your production floor. This is to provide key personnel, such as engineers and project managers, insight to the amount and frequency that parts should be replenished.
Lean manufacturing principles seek to avoid lost profit opportunities because of overproduction or insufficient supply. This is done through the proper scheduling of sub-processes. With the Kanban Presentation, your team learns that an efficient manufacturing process can be achieved through a Pull System where resources flow downstream.
This presentation is supported by the Kanban Simulation. We strongly recommend that they are used together during the training session, because this way your team can experience the true power of what they’ve learned.
Briefly, a Kanban system involves a method of cascading production and delivery instructions from downstream to upstream activities in which nothing is produced by the upstream supplier until the downstream customer signals a need.
A key element of Pull Systems, Kanban is a Japanese word meaning display card or instruction card and it is used as a tool of improvement within the "PULL" system by signaling upstream production. These cards contain vital details pertaining to schedule and quantity, among other things. The Kanban Presentation will pinpoint where such signaling cards should be assigned within your entire manufacturing process for them to be the most effective.
Having a system such as the Pull cards will ensure that your workers provide the right components at the right time, without the risk of over- or under-production.
The objectives of this training material are:
- Understand the concepts and benefits of Kanban system.
- Describe the difference between traditional Push systems and non-traditional Pull systems.
- Describe Kanban, different types of Kanbans and how to calculate the number of Kanban cards needed in a system.
- Learn how to implement Kanban
- Kanban Basics
- Key Inventory Measure
- Push vs. Pull
- Definition, Key Terms, Benefits
- How it works
- Pull System Rules
- Types of Kanban Cards
- Creating Links between Steps
- Calculating Number of Cards
- Kanban and Level Scheduling
- Kanban Applications, Implementation steps
- Examples of Kanban cards, Rules, More applications
Based on the above, you can clearly see the benefits of this training material, about Kanban or Lean Pull Systems. It offers not only the theoretical components of the training, but also the step-by-step instructions that constitute the roadmap of implementing Kanban.
Moreover, it offers the chance of discussing case studies and many concrete examples.
- Kanban Presentation (slides)
- Trainer Manual (footnotes that explain each slide)
- Trainee Manual (presentation slides and space for notes)
The presentation comes as a downloadable zip file, available upon payment. Includes uneditable PDF and PowerPoint (2007-10) versions of presentation and supporting PDF files.