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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Kanban in business management unit of a standard business management course. Topics covered include:
- Two-bin and three-bin kanban systems
- Kanban practice problems
- System and process of Kanban inventory
- JIT, Kaizen, MRP and Kanban
- How the Kanban board differs from the Scrum board
- Kanban cards and cycle time
- Basics of the Kanban cumulative flow diagram
- Differences between Kanban lead time and cycle time
- Principles and practices of Kanban
- Meaning of the Kanban pull system and Kanban racking systems
- Process and methods of Kanban replenishment
- Six rules of Kanban and types of Kanban signals
- Kanban size and squares
- Size, structure and roles of Kanban teams
- Kanban system types and workflow diagrams
- System and management of visual Kanban
- Using Kanban for project and operations management, software development, meeting and project planning, supply chain management and healthcare
1. 2-bin Kanban System: Calcuation & Advantages
In this lesson, we will review the two-bin Kanban system - a supply chain management method for stock re-ordering - and learn to calculate the optimal input volumes for smooth production flow.
2. Kanban Practice Problems & Calculations
Kanban is a Japanese word. When loosely translated, it means visual sign or card. It is a system often used in software project management. This article explains how to calculate the number of kanban cards using a specialized formula.
3. Kanban Inventory: System & Process
Kanban inventory is a system of lean manufacturing where production happens with the least amount of inventory. Instead of stocking huge amounts of inventory, a signal is used to re-order the inventory as they get used up in the production process.
4. JIT & Kanban: Systems of Inventory Management
Inventory management is critical for companies that sell goods and products. Too little and they lose sales, yet too much can be wasteful and tie up capital. In this lesson, we'll talk about two popular systems to help optimize inventory levels.
5. Kaizen & Kanban: Process & Differences
Kaizen and Kanban are terms that are rooted in Japanese business and manufacturing, particularly as it developed in the last half of the 20th century. In this lesson we will explore the meanings of these terms, and how they relate to overall project management activities.
6. Three-Bin Kanban System
How can a supermarket never run out of chocolate bars? Explore the components of a three-bin Kanban system which is aimed at controlling inventory. Learn how this is also used to optimize the production process.
7. What is a Kanban Board? - Definition & Examples
One of the most significant aspects of Kanban is the visual display of project work. This is centered on the use of a Kanban board. In this lesson, learn the definition and understand examples of a Kanban board.
8. Kanban Board vs. Scrum Board
Kanban and Scrum each place an emphasis on making project work and its progress visible. Both methodologies accomplish this using a board but each has its own unique approach. Learn the similarities and differences of Kanban boards and Scrum boards.
9. Kanban Cards: Template & System
In Japanese, Kanban stands for 'visual signs'. Kanban cards originated in the manufacturing world and are now used in software development and also as a personal efficiency tool. This lesson will explain templates and systems used in regards to kanban cards.
10. Understanding the Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagram
In addition to the delivery methodology, the project manager needs a simple and reliable tool for monitoring project progress. In this lesson, you will learn to analyze Kanban cumulative flow diagrams.
11. Using Kanban for Project Management
There are countless project management methodologies available for different needs or preferences. For adaptable teams working on projects that need to produce fast results, Kanban is a popular choice. Learn about using Kanban for project management.
12. Using Kanban for Software Development
There are various methodologies that can be used to implement Agile. One of the most common and easiest to use is Kanban. Learn how to use Kanban for software development.
13. Kanban Lead Time vs. Cycle Time
Why does it sometimes take you a day or two to reply to a short message from a friend? Why does it take a company a day or two to respond to an email when you have a problem? In this lesson, we will explore the difference between the lead time and the cycle time.
14. Kanban System in Operations Management
In this lesson, you will learn the origin and definition of the Kanban system which can be used in production system of an organization to control inventory and increase efficiency. We will also discuss about two major methods that can be used to implement Kanban in an organization.
15. Kanban Principles & Practices
Why is it impossible to lose weight and become fit overnight? In this lesson, we explore the principles and practices of Kanban, which promotes slow and steady process improvements.
16. Kanban Pull System: Definition & Examples
A Kanban Pull system attempts to control the flow of work by allocating resources only when there is demand and when capacity is available. In this lesson, we examine how this creates efficiency and provide some examples of its use.
17. Six Rules of Kanban
What does a supermarket have in common with a manufacturing plant? Learn about Kanban, a lean tool designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs of production.
18. What are Kanban Squares?
Kanban squares can be used in manufacturing to manage resource usage. This lesson illustrates how this simple concept can be used to avoid unnecessary waste.
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