Three-Bin Kanban System


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What does 'Kanban' translate to from Japanese?

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1. What is the main aim of the three-bin Kanban system?

2. What information is usually available on a Kanban, attached to each bin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates what you remember about the three-bin Kanban system. You'll review your knowledge about what the bins represent and the information available on the Kanban.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as an assessment of what you know about:

  • Translating 'Kanban' from Japanese
  • The purpose of the three-bin Kanban system
  • What information is usually available on a Kanban
  • Where the first bin is placed in the manufacturing process

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall what 'Kanban' translates to
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about a Kanban to answer a question about the information available on it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret where the request for a bin is sent when a bin is emptied on the inventory floor

Additional Learning

There is a more detailed explanation of this topic in the accompanying lesson, Three-Bin Kanban System. This lesson offers additional insight about:

  • Describing Kanban
  • Who created the Kanban system
  • What a three-bin Kanban is used for
  • The flow of products and bins in the three-bin Kanban