What is Kanban? Kanban, a Japanese word, literally meaning “signboard” or “billboard” Means of achieving JIT production System of continuous supply of components & parts Enables workers to have What they need Where they need it, and When they need it
What is Kanban? Can be used by ManufacturingOrganizations Non Manufacturing Organizations Kanban system can be implemented either Manually or Through oracle based applications, or A hybrid of Oracle and Manual techniques
Starting with Kanban Start with what you do know Modify it slightly to implement pull Use a transparent method for viewing work, and organising the team Limit WIP and pull work when the team has capacity Evolve from there by recognising bottlenecks, waste and variability that affect performanceKanban will support the team’s journey of process Improvement and will expose the best solution
Manual Kanban Manual Information system to control production, material transportation, and inventory A visual record is left at the site to achieve replenishment In the broad sense it is a communication signal from a downstream process (customer) to an upstream process
Simple 2-Bin Hybrid KanbanHere, Number of Kanbans(bins) = (Demand during leadtime+ Safety stock)/Size of theBin
Types of Kanban Production Kanban (P-Kanban) Transportation Kanban (T-Kanban) Kanban Square Material Kanban Supplier Kanban
ImplementableElsewhere? IT industry? Service Industry (hotels, restaurants)? TAPMI?
Kanban References: Anderson, Kanban in Action: http://www.agilemanagement.net/Articles/Weblog/KanbaninAction.ht ml Hiranabe, Kanban Applied to Software Development: from Agile to Lean: http://www.infoq.com/articles/hiranabe-lean-agile-kanban Ladas, Scrumban - Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development: http://www.lulu.com/content/3864767 Ladas, Scrum-ban: http://leansoftwareengineering.com/ksse/scrum-ban/ Belshee, Naked Planning, Kanban Simplified: http://joearnold.com/2008/03/naked-planning-kanban-simplified/