Looking for comprehensive expertise on deploying kanban solutions? Look no further!
Banking on Kanban is the definitive guide to designing and deploying a kanban system, including all the required formulas. Includes numerous Examples, Hints, Rules of Thumb, and Tutorials to assist the reader with gaining a thorough understanding of kanban processes and the math behind this powerful tool.
Frustrated at watching countless manufacturers implement kanban incorrectly or incompletely, then get lackluster results and conclude “kanban doesn’t work,” Russell set out to provide the definitive guide for getting the most out of a company’s investment in kanban.
Many manufacturing, distribution, retail, and healthcare sites that deal with material as an integral part of their business have a goal to reduce inventory by 20% or more. Yet they have no idea how to accomplish that. Some are nervous about the consequences for customer delivery if they randomly reduce on-hand balances, while others are so mired in their “just-in-case” inventory mentality that they simply can’t picture their operation without huge piles of inventory.
One of the best tools for managing inventory is kanban, a key element of the Lean toolbox or the Toyota Production System. While the concept of kanban is easy to grasp, to master kanban and reap the greatest bottom-line benefit takes an intimate understanding of the math behind the method.
A few highlights of this comprehensive reference …
- In-depth explanation of a kanban replenishment system
- Formulas for even the most complex kanban scenarios
- How to use safety stock to address supply/demand fluctuations
- How to design, calculate, and monitor an effective kanban system
- Dozens of chapter-end tutorials to ensure full comprehension and successful deployment
Whether you’re a manufacturing manager trying to balance delivery and inventory performance, a university or training firm seeking a definitive resource on the subject, or a Lean or Operations/Manufacturing consultant seeking a go-to reference, Banking on Kanban delivers!