Experiences with Including Purchased Parts in Kanban

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Experiences with Including Purchased Parts in Kanban
Eric Schmitz, Consultant, Belgium, SIG Leader
Taiichi Ohno was plant manager of a Toyota factory when he started experimenting with JIT, Kanban and other Lean tools. This is one of his stories:
we used Kanban in select areas only and the purchased parts were the very last to be put on a Kanban system. If you cannot get your Kanban system to work properly within your factory, there is absolutely no way you can use Kanban with your suppliers
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First Proper Internal Kanban, then Involve Suppliers
Joe Marshall, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I had the good fortune to develop Kanban systems under the guidance of Akira Takenaka (who worked directly with Ohno and taught the systems on behalf...Sign up


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