Six Rules of Kanban


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What is the main aim of lean methodologies in manufacturing?

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1. What is the main signalling tool in a Kanban system?

2. What triggers a new item production in a Kanban system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet examines what you know about Kanban and its rules. You'll review your understanding of what Kanban is used for and the rules that help manage this type of system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet assesses your knowledge of:

  • The main aim of lean methodologies in manufacturing
  • What the main signaling tool is a Kanban system is
  • The trigger for a new item production in this type of system
  • Kanban rules

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall what the main goal for using lean methodologies in manufacturing is
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the rule for Kanban to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret why the number of Kanbans should be reduced very carefully

Additional Learning

You can review this topic in greater detail with the accompanying lesson, Six Rules of Kanban. This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • Defining Kanban
  • Where the idea of Kanban originates from
  • Understanding just-in-time manufacturing
  • Benefits of this type of system
  • Who defined the rules