- Kanban: Inventory and Demand Management
Kanban: Inventory and Demand Management
This course is designed to introduce participants to another visual factory tool that helps control the levels of inventory along with establishing controls used for scheduling work center production. The course will discuss the reasons, rewards, roadblocks and challenges of using kanban signals and supermarket inventory to manage the movement and storage of material. Each participant will see the importance of synchronizing the information and material flow in the facility. Key characteristics such as lead time, takt time, inventory valuation, excessive changeover, material shortages, first time quality, and unbalanced processes will be discussed and the impact shown. The participant will be able to see the impact of continuous improvement on the material management system. This introductory class will give participants enough information to start implementing in their own facility.