Pull Systems / Kanban
Do you have difficulty controlling your inventory levels? Do you find that you do not always have all of the material necessary to produce product based on consumer demand? Is your production dependent on a myriad of schedules that are in a continuous state of being updated?
Using a pull strategy instead of a push strategy, you will be able to better predict your customers’ needs and fulfill product based on previous buying behavior. By implementing a Kanban technique, your workforce will align with customer requests in a real-time manner without waiting for schedules to be calculated and updated at each process step. The Kanban system is designed to guide you in what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce, allowing you to develop a production system to help you achieve Just in Time inventory.
For project work, Georgia Tech will make a site visit to review and define your current production process, work with you and your team to map out the steps to achieving optimal inventory levels, and work with you to develop a monitoring system to ensure that review and adjustments are continuously occurring. By finding this balance between demand and inventory, you will be able to:
- Become more proactive and less reactive
- Operate more efficiently
- Streamline production
- Allow your employees more autonomy
In addition to project work, we can come to your site and train your team on how to develop a Kanban system that works for your organization. Through instruction and simulated exercises, our team of experts will give you the tools necessary to better meet consumer demand.
Upon implementing Kanban, your plant will:
- Lower costs
- Be able to identify issues in the current production process
- Reduce waste in producing, storing, and delivering product
- Lessen and control inventory in waiting
- Decrease lead times
- Better meet customer need
- Become more flexible