Production Flow Control (Kanban).
Production Flow Control, also known as Kanban, is a method of controlling production for Just In Time (JIT) and Lean Manufacturing. It’s essentially a restocking system to ensure the right amounts of supplies and materials are where they need to be, when they need to be there.
The Precision of Kanban Production Flow Control.
Precision is a key component of Kanban, feeding the production flow with a controlled supply of materials and components necessary to keep things moving, but without wasting space and crowding work areas with too much material. Kanban is a replenishment system for work in process, with detailed stocking procedures based on accurate data that correlates time against rates of consumption. Kanban uses visual indicators, which play an important role in properly supplying materials for an operating production line.
There are many more details involved in developing and maintaining efficient Production Flow at your manufacturing facility, and Missouri Enterprise’s Project Managers have the “been there done that” experience you need to help you make improvements to how you keep your production line up and running efficiently. Contact your local Area Business Manager to learn more.