Frequent delays due to parts shortages? Need to reduce lead times?
If so, it may be time to look at implementing kanban to help manage parts and sub-assemblies. When implemented well, kanban is a simple and robust method for controlling inventory levels and improving on-time replenishment, as well as drastically reducing customer lead times. This provides your organisation with greater flexibility, improved customer performance and reduced stress on employees.
Kanban is just as applicable within a small or medium manufacturer as it is in large operations, in fact, it could be argued that it can be even more powerful in smaller operations where operators need to be multiskilled and frequently change tasks.
Kallista Consulting can provide the complete solution to implementing kanban. We map the current state of material flow, identify where kanban can reduce lead times and control inventory, evaluate the best kanban method to apply at each inventory point, calculate the required quantities of cards, bins, parts and the re-order trigger points, print kanban labels and post signage and train teams in the use of the system.
Download our Kanban brochure here for more detail.