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Lean Manufacturing Tools Explained: Kanban

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1/28/22 10:30 AM

 

 Kanban is an inventory control system tool, often used in conjunction with the larger concept of just-in-time (JIT). It originated in Japan in 1940 as part of the Toyota Production System to reduce costs. Translated literally, the word is a...

Lean Manufacturing, Kanban

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Balancing Production Planning and Control in the Furniture Industry

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1/26/22 10:30 AM

The economic recovery has not been kind to furniture manufacturing, impacting the industry structurally. Intense competition has driven prices down and has increased demand. In turn, what was once a traditional manufacturing niche is now looking...

Industry, production planning, control design

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Using Theory of Constraints to Support Lean Thinking

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1/24/22 10:30 AM

Companies that have not yet implemented lean concepts into their current practices may find it daunting, especially since lean aims for perfection and waste elimination. When a business has a significant amount of room for process improvement,...

Lean Manufacturing, capacity, theory of constraints

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