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A Logistic Control System : Kanban

What is Kanban?
It’s literally “signboard” or “billboard”. In “Lean” or
“JIT”production , it is considered as a scheduling system. From the production
point of view , it is a way to control the logistical process, which is not
related with inventory control system. The inventor of this system is Taiicho
Ohno,who developed the system in Toyota to improve and maintain a high
production level.
Kanban is a tool:
To run a production system as a whole and to promote improvement
Kanban is used as tool.
The Kanban system was implemented in 1953 in Toyota Company
manufacturing process. Inventory levels are maintained by Kanbans.As material
is consumed, a signal is sent to produce and deliver a new shipment. Those
signals are tracked by replenishment cycle, so that suppliers and buyers notice
it.

The origin of Kanban:
In the late 1940s Toyota started to study the idea of
applying store and self–stocking technique to the factory production floor. In
a Super Market, a market only stocks what they assume they can sell and
customer purchase only what they need, not more or less. They observed that
they can view a process as being a customer and proceeding process as a store.
Signboards were used to give expression of shipping at the store.
Kanban
Kanban in Lean System

Kanban System:

Kanban is part of a system where “pull” comes from the
demand. According to Taiichi Ohno , must follow strict rules to be effective ,
also need close monitoring of products ,so that products with defect should not
be sent to subsequent process, produce exact quantity; the process should be
tuned finely and rationally.
Kanban cards are one of the key components of the Kanban system,
which signal to more materials within a manufacturing facility. Kanban cards
help to create demand driven system, which leads to faster turn over in
production process   and lowers inventory
level. In some Enterprise Resource Planning software, such as, SAP ERP, Oracles
ID Edwards and eBusiness Suit, the system is available.
Bengali Version:
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http://www.slideshare.net/ikramhridinuha/a-logistic-control-system-kanban

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