Achieving Enterprise Excellence

Kanban Material Management


This course will teach the implementation of a lean pull system for purchased parts that ensures that purchased parts are delivered to manufacturing cells efficiently and timely. Attendees will learn how to develop and use a system for planning parts, how to setup purchased parts supermarkets, how to implement kanban, and how to effectively deliver purchased parts to manufacturing cells Using a case example, participants will make calculations and design a system for handling purchased parts.

  • Lower inventory and increased productivity

  • Elimination of operator time retrieving/finding parts

  • Higher plant inventory turns

  • Fewer inventories

  • Increased safety

  • Reducing waste &Scrape

  • Reducing PPM

  • Reducing material Damage

  • Material and product control.

  • Improving work place Organization

  • Improving lead time deliver

  • Enhance customer satisfaction

Course Contents
  • Lean Overview/Kanban Systems

  • origins of kanban systems

  • Benefits

  • Kanban types

  • Kanban signals

  • Kanban visual board

  • Material movement within a Facility

  • When and Where to begin implementation

  • Purchased Parts Market

  • Sizing/Storage Requirements

  • Balancing the process

  • Setting/Specifying/Managing Inventory Levels

  • Pull Signals

  • Hijunka  Box

  • Part Movement/Material Handling

  • Exercise

  • Standardized Work

  • Calculating Kanban

  • Exercise​

Course Duration

A three-days session

Who Should Attend?

-This course is designed for managers & supervisors, supply chain managers & planners, process improvement specialists, change managers, process engineers, quality manager & production engineers.