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Production According to Market Demand

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Production launch is the most important requirement for production with Kanban and to minimize the idle time in terms of manpower, equipment and goods in process. smoothing production is the cornerstone of the Toyota production system.

As previously mentioned, every process goes into the process earlier to take the necessary goods at the time required in the necessary quantities. With that kind of production arrangement, if the next process to take spare parts are fluctuating in terms of time or number, then the previous process have to prepare supplies, equipment, and labor amount needed to adjust to peak variation of the amount requested.

TPS principle: Self Adjust to a Changing Number of Production Change

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Let us consider the adjustment of production by using Kanban. Suppose a machine fabrication process should produce 100 engines per day. The next process, with Kanban-making, asking for five machines per one lot. Lot-lot was then drawn 20 times per day, in order to reach exactly 100 the number of machines produced each day.


With a production plan like this, if there is a need to reduce all of the production process by 10 percent as the adjustment procedure, the final process in this example should take the machine 18 times per day. Then, because the machine only produces 90 units a day, the time left for the 10 units will be saved by stopping production of this process. On the other hand, if there is a need to increase total production by 10 percent, the final process should take the machine 22 times per day with Kanban it.Then the previous process must produce 110 units, an additional 10 units could be covered through overtime.