Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Volume 1

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CRC Press, Oct 31, 2005 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
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This workbook for manufacturing supply chain management (SCM) professionals illustrates how to apply kanban replenishment systems and improve material flow. Those who are now ready to make the conversion from materials requirements planning (MRP) push techniques to kanban pull techniques must read this book!

In Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management., Stephen Cimorelli provides SCM teams with a roadmap for installing fundamental kanban concepts - the method is immediately actionable thereby increasing manufacturing productivity and profitability. Through an iterative process of planning, adjusting, and executing, kanban pull techniques keep inventory levels synchronized with demand, and the supply chain synchronized with actual production.

 

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Contents

What Kanban Does
3
JIT Preparation for Kanban
13
What is Supply Chain Management SCM?
20
The Saw Tooth DiagramAnalyzing Inventory Behavior 51
31
Lead Time and Lot Size Guidelines 59
39
Finetuning the EOQ
45
Determining Lead Time Objectives
52
How Much Safety Stock Is Enough?
62
Using Kanbans ManualVisual Control Techniques
80
Information on the Kanban Card
86
Cautions and Recommendations for Setting the Order Point
93
Supplier Performance Reports and Stockout Expedite Tracking Report
101
Using a Project Plan for Implementing Kanban
109
Creating a Hybrid Push Pull ModelMinMax Stabilization Process
115
Conclusion
121
About the Author 150
130

Saw Tooth Exercises
67
Other SupplyDemand Issues
74

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