How Chemical Manufacturers and Flour Mills Use VIBCO Vibrators

by Linda Kleineberg | Nov 25, 2013

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Featured Product: Sell VIBCO Railcar Vibrators This Month
Industry Focus: Chemical and Allied Products
Industry Focus: Flour Mills
"Talk the Talk" Lean Word: Kanban

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Featured Product: VIBCO Railroad Car Vibrators

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"Talk the Talk" Lean Manufacturing Word of the Week: Kanban

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Kanban GraphicKanban (literally signboard or billboard) is a scheduling system for lean and just-in-time (JIT) production.[2] Kanban is a system to control the logistical chain from a production point of view, and is not an inventory control system. Kanban was developed by Taiichi Ohno, at Toyota, to find a system to improve and maintain a high level of production. Kanban is one method through which JIT is achieved.[3]

Kanban became an effective tool in support of running a production system as a whole, and it proved to be an excellent way for promoting improvement. Problem areas were highlighted by reducing the number of kanban in circulation.

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