Kanban is a workflow management and supply chain optimization tool that has been used to solve productivity problems since the 1940s. Today, it’s a fundamental aspect of any Lean management practice.
Kanban systems are sometimes considered the “nervous system” of the Lean management methodology, acting as a brain to provide instructions to various work areas through visual cues or cards that trigger specific actions. Each card connects information flow with material flow by attaching Kanban cards to physical deliverables, which aims to make waste areas visible, prevent overproduction, and meet customer demand.
In Gemba Academy’s Kanban training modules, you’ll learn how to use a Kanban board to improve internal supply chain processes and achieve productivity gains.
What You’ll Learn in Gemba Academy’s Kanban Training Courses
In this online training course, Lean expert Ron Pereira explains the Kanban methodology and how organizations can implement it into their own production environments.
Here’s a quick rundown of what learners can expect to gain from this Kanban training course.
- An understanding of what Kanban is and its role in Lean management. We’ll discuss how Kanban creates a “pull system” where visual cards signal when products should be manufactured.
- An introduction to the most common types of Kanban systems, including the 2‑bin, 2‑card, and 1‑card systems, and Kanban’s six prerequisites that must be in place to get the most out of this tool. Also, the six fundamental rules for creating a sustainable Kanban system.
- How to set standards and policies for your Kanban system, as well as develop a plan for collaborative improvement.
- Access to Kanban templates and calculators that make it easy to apply each lesson and simplify calculations.
Benefits of this Gemba Academy Kanban Training Course
At the end of this program, learners will understand how to use Kanban systems to visualize workflows, eliminate waste, and optimize their supply chain network.