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Visual Signals and Triggers
Reduce your waste - at work and at home!
Introduction to Kanban in Lean Six Sigma:
Understanding the concept and importance of Kanban.
How Kanban aligns with Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies.
Benefits of Kanban:
Exploring the advantages of Kanban, including reduced lead times, improved flow, and minimized waste.
Key principles and components of the Kanban system, including visual boards, cards, and pull systems.
Types of Kanban Systems:
Overview of different types of Kanban systems, including production Kanban, replenishment Kanban, and signal Kanban.
Kanban Card Design:
Creating and designing Kanban cards to represent work items or inventory.
Standardizing card formats and information.
Understanding pull-based production and the role of Kanban in controlling work or inventory.
Implementing pull systems to manage workflow.
Kanban Board Setup:
Creating and organizing Kanban boards to visualize workflow.
Mapping workstations and process steps on the board.
Work-in-Progress (WIP) Limits:
Setting and managing WIP limits to control the amount of work in the system.
Strategies for balancing workloads.
Visual Signals and Triggers:
Using visual signals and triggers to initiate work or replenish inventory.
Implementing signal Kanban systems.
Kanban Card Flow and Tracking:
Managing the flow of Kanban cards and tracking work progress.
Strategies for dealing with blocked or delayed work.
Kanban and Inventory Management:
Integrating Kanban with inventory management processes.
Reducing excess inventory and stockouts.
Kaizen and Continuous Improvement:
Using Kanban as a foundation for continuous improvement.
Encouraging problem-solving and process optimization.
Supplier Relationships and Kanban:
Collaborating with suppliers to implement Kanban in supply chain management.
Strategies for supplier development and Kanban adoption.
Electronic Kanban (e-Kanban) Systems:
An overview of electronic Kanban systems and software.
Advantages and considerations in transitioning to e-Kanban.
Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.