In this system, the type and number of units required is written on a card similar to a label called “Kanban”, sent by workers from one process to another worker in theprevious process. As a result, many processes in the plant will be interconnected. Withinterrelated processes in this plant allows better control in terms of the number needed for various products.
In the Toyota production system, kanban system supported the following things:
– efforts to streamline production
– Standardization of work
– Reduced setup time
– Activities improvement
– The design of machine layout