1 – Introduction to Kanban

The Kanban is the flagship tool of the just In Time regarding of its simplicity and efficiency in improving performance. Introduction The term Kanban is a Japanese word of common vocabulary that signifie ” label, Fiche…”  ». This is the...

2 – The specific Kanban

The specific Kanban is probably the best known and most used. It is simple as well of operation as of understanding. However, there are many pitfalls. Introduction The specific kanban is the original kanban. Usually in the Shape of a label, it allows the flow to be...

3 – The CONWIP

The constant Work in process (CONWIP) method has emerged as an improvement of the Kanban and MRP, mixing the two. Introduction The CONWIP is an alternative to the derived stream Kanban. It was introduced in the years 90 by a team of researchers piloted by M....

4 – The generic Kanban

The specific kanban and generic kanban have a similar operation: they transmit the downstream production information to the upstream. Introduction Also known as “dynamic Kanban” or “adaptive kanban”, the generic kanban differs from the specific...

5 – Kanban Characteristics

The different Kanban have the same characteristics but their values or methods of calculation are quite different. Introduction Whatever the type of Kanban, they all have the same characteristic: it is information given by the downstream workstation that gives the...