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Month: December 2011

The importance of Information Monthly and Daily Information

Posted in Toyota Production System

Toyota is a member of two types of information on suppliers: First is a monthly production plan which has been determined previously notified to suppliers in the middle of the month before. By using the monthly production plan has been determined in advance, the supplier will determine the date of the following plans:

1. Cycle time of each process
2. Routine operation reorder raw labor allocation in accordance with a cycle time in each process.
3. The number of spare parts and materials to be ordered on the sub suppliers
4. The number of kanban for each sub-suppliers

Supplier Kanban and sequence schedule used by the supplier

Posted in Toyota Production System

Sometimes a very powerful businessmen may order its suppliers to deliver parts on time (JIT). In this case, if the plant on the retailer to implement Kanban system without changing its own production system. Kanban system will be something that is heavy for its suppliers. Although the kanban system is a very effective way to realize the concept of JIT. This system should not be applied to the supplier without any change in the overall production system user company. Kanban system is only a subsystem of the Toyota production system requires a total reorganization of the existing production system.