Kanban and Procurement Planning

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Kanban and Procurement Planning
Does the Kanban or the pull system contradict with the procurement planning early in the project life cycle?

Lean & JIT
Emidio J. Friggieri, Member
Lean & JIT are complimentary to each other but not totally dependant on each other. In one particular process we managed to reduce the number of steps from 19 to 5 over a period of time. We made the process much more lean by reducing WASTE (MUDA). This does not mean that we have achieved a just in time supply of the material which we have to import from Europe and China. However we can say that we reduced the amount of WIP by starting from first assembly steps and continuing all the way to packing with little inventory in between to balance steps. These is more to be done. I hope this clarifies.

Kanban & Procurement Planning
Pandurang Koppal, Member
There is a slight difference between their characteristics:
- Kanban mainly stresses the continuous of flow of material. This is mainly used in assembly or batch process industry.
- In procurement planning: the work starts from planning, scheduling & strategic decisions.



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