A means of communicating need for products or services. It is generally used to trigger the movement of material where one-piece flow cannot be achieved, but is also used to "signal" upstream processes to produce product for downstream processes.
Literally translated from Japanese the meaning is ‘billboard' or ‘sign'. The approach uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. Production work centres signal with a card that they wish to withdraw parts from a ‘feeder' operation.
A signaling device that gives instruction for production or conveyance of items in a pull system. Can also be used to perform kaizen by reducing the number of Kanban in circulation, which highlights line problems.
Kanban (system developed by Taiichi Ohno when he was vice-president in Toyota) is a card designed to prevent overproduction and ensures that necessary parts are drawn from process to process, in reverse order (kanban in Japanese means "visible record"). The kanban procedure is a replenishment system designed to control production quantities in every process. Characteristics of kanban are that the following process takes only what is needed. The preceding process produces only enough parts to replace those withdrawn by the following process
Pulling a product through the production process. This method of manufacturing process-flow-control only allows movement of material by pulling from a preceding process. Inventory is kept low. Then quality errors are detected, there is less product affected.
A Japanese term. The actual term means signal. It is one of the primary tools of JIT system. It signals a cycle of replenishment for production and materials. It maintains an orderly and efficient flow of materials throughout the entire manufacturing process. It is usually a printed card that contains specific information such as part name, description, quantity, etc.
a small sign or “sign board”, an instruction to produce or supply something; usually a card; a central element of the Just in Time system.
Inventory Movement Process
A Japanese term for one of the primary tools of a just-in-time system. It maintains an orderly and efficient flow of materials throughout the entire manufacturing process. It is usually a printed card that contains specific information such as part name, description and quantity.
Just-in-Time technique developed in Japan at the Toyota Corporation in which a work center or department uses a visible card, token or other signal (kanban) to pull material from a feeder work center or supply location. It often uses a standard container with a card attached that is pulled when the container is moved by the using work center; after removal the card is used by the feeder work center as authorization for more production. A basic premise is that no production takes place until authorized by the using department. A two card system uses both a production card, which authorizes the manufacture of a standard container, and a move card which authorizes the transfer of a container from one work center to the next.
Kanban: A Japanese word based on the Japanese word â€œKanâ€ for signal and â€œbanâ€ for card. Kanban is a replenishment process where each lot has an assigned card. Whenever a lot is consumed, the card is sent to the supplying work center as a signal or re-order. This method ensures smaller more frequent orders than other material replenishment strategies.
a card containing all the information required to be done on a product at each stage along its path to completion and which parts are needed at subsequent processes
a signal that you are ready for more raw materials (raw to your process)
a signal,typically a card, that indicates to the supplying workstation that the consuming workstation requests more parts
A simple control system for coordinating the movement of material to feed the production line. The method uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. It is a pull system in which work centres signal with a card that they wish to withdraw parts from feeding operations or vendors. Loosely translated from Japanese, the word Kanban' means literally means billboard' or sign. The term is often used synonymously for the specific scheduling system developed and used by Toyota Corporation in Japan.
A Japanese word with no equivalent in English (except, perhaps, "signage"), used by The Toyota Car Company since 1953 to mean a card about 3" x 5" in a plastic vinyl pouch holding brief, simple information relating to the manufacture to hand. A formal definition of kanban is: a card or signal conveying information and indicating the need to take action within a Just-in-Time or lean manufacturing system. Toyota use kanban to control the production of parts ( the production kanban) and the movement of parts ( the movement kanban). The number of kanban cards in the system is critical, since this determines the amount of stock present on the factory floor: every effort is made to operate with fewer and fewer cards so as to reduce such stock. To calculate the number of cards, see the Toyota Equation. Kanban in Japanese is pronounced "con bon". Note that a " two bin" system of replenishment, whereby a new lot is called for from supplies when a previous lot has been used up, is often (wrongly) called a kanban system - people who insist on calling their simple two-bin system "kanban" also like to call the two-bin replenishment ticket a kanban ticket. (God bless the British amateur.)
This Japanese term refers to the set of signals used to determine steps for JIT delivery from production to restocking of materials to shipment. The signal is often designated by the use of a card that includes details on the product.
Kanban is a control system, which offers the opportunity to delegate routine material transactions on the shopfloor. Another goal also is reducing excess inventory in the system.
A signal for activity, more broadly interpreted to refer to a scheduling system; a method of Just-In-Time production that identifies standard containers or lot sizes with a single card (Kanban) attached to each. A pull system, it uses the Kanban to signal when work centers should begin work.
Developed in Japan, a tool for managing the supply chain in order to minimize overall costs by implementing the stockless (Just-In-Time) manufacturing philosophy. Major aspects of the system: self-controlling cycles, short-cycle manufacturing, pick-up principle, short-term supply chain management via a simple data carrier (Kanban card) including all the information relating to an order. "Kanban" (Japanese) = card, placard"
A method of achieving just in time manufacturing through the use of "kanbans" or pull cards to indicate when a machine or work center is running low on materials. Most kanban systems do not use work orders. Terms Glossary Definition
Visual signal. Typically a re-order card or other method of triggering the pull system, based on actual usage of material. It should be located for use at the point of manufacturing.
Kanban is a simple parts-movement system that depends on cards and boxes/containers to take parts from one workstation to another on a production line. The essence of the Kanban concept is that a supplier or the warehouse should only deliver components to the production line as and when they are needed, so that there is no storage in the production area.
Kanban Japanese word for 'sign' or 'card" Kanbans are typically a re-order cards or other method of triggering the pull system based on actual usage of material. Kanbans are attached to the actual product, at the point of use. Kanban cards have information about the parts (name, part number, quantity, source, destination, etc) but carts, boxes, and electronic signals can also be used.
Japanese forecasting and inventory-reduction method whereby a manufacturer can schedule parts and materials arrival to the time when they will be needed in production.
A method which during storage uses standard units or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. A pull system used at a stock point in which a supply batch is ordered only when a previous batch is withdrawn. Note: Kanban in Japanese means loosely translated 'card or sign'.
A visual pull system. For example, a rack might contain four variations of a part. When a part is pulled from the rack for a customer, the operator builds another identical part to fill the empty spot in the rack.
a method of just-in-time production that uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. It is a pull system in which work centers signal with a card that they wish to withdraw parts from feeding operations or suppliers.
The Japanese word for 'sign'. A system where, when all the parts in a container have been used, a sign (a card or some other visible means) is displayed to advise that more parts are required. The Kanban card acts as the order form.
The Japanese methodology for achieving JIT, often involving the use of kanbans, or cards, to indicate parts status.
a system to regulate pull of products by signalling upstream production and delivery
A small card attached to boxes of parts that regulates pull by signaling upstream production and delivery.
A method of JIT production that uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. It is a Pull system in which work centers use a card to signal that they wish to withdraw parts from feeding operations or suppliers. The Japanese word kanban, loosely translated, means card, billboard or sign.
A visual signal, typically a re-order card or container that triggers a pull manufacturing system.
A high-low inventory measure used to keep the right amount of the right inventory in front of each production process step.
A just-in-time inventory system used by Japanese manufacturers.
The Japanese word referring to the manufacturing control system in which suppliers deliver needed parts just in time to the assembly line for use.
Kanban (in kanji çœ‹æ¿ also in katakana ã‚«ãƒ³ãƒãƒ³, where "kan çœ‹ ã‚«ãƒ³" means visual, and "ban æ¿ ãƒãƒ³" means card or board) is a concept related to Lean or Just In Time (JIT) production, but these two concepts are not the same thing. (The Japanese word "kanban" is a common everyday term meaning "sign" or "card" and utterly lacks the specialized meaning which this loanword has acquired in English.) According to Taiichi Ohno, the man credited with developing JIT, kanban is the means through which JIT is managed.