Kanban is a workflow management method 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 optimize internal processes and achieve productivity gains.