Experiences with Including Purchased Parts in Kanban
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 …”
Do you have experience with implementation of JIT – and Kanban systems where this principle was followed and did it work? Or do you have different experiences? Please react and share your experiences.