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Kanban production

Most often, a kanban card has such information on it as the product name, the part number, and the quantity that needs to be produced

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You can see that for the pull system to work, there must be good communication between the work centres.

This communication is made possible by the use of a device called a kanban card. Kanban means signal or card in Japanese.

Most often, a kanban card has such information on it as the product name, the part number, and the quantity that needs to be produced. The kanban is attached to a container. When workers need products from the preceding workstation, they pass the kanban and the empty container to that station. The kanban authorises the worker at the preceding station to produce the amount of goods specified on the kanban. In effect, the kanban is a production authorization record.

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