Definition of kanban in English:
1 (also kanban system) [mass noun] A Japanese manufacturing system in which the supply of components is regulated through the use of an instruction card sent along the production line.
- In the electronic kanban system Mathis decided to move to, the inventory database would go online.
- Eiji and Ohno came up with the kanban system of labeling, an early precursor to bar codes, to keep the flow of parts smooth.
- Buyers must know that their suppliers can hit delivery windows in this age of just-in-time and kanban manufacturing, and rely on them to maintain quality and manufacturing capacity.
1.1 [count noun] An instruction card used in a kanban system.
- Continue to allocate kanbans to the highest valued cell using the same conventions as above.
- When the kanbans are full, the preceding operation stops producing until a kanban space is once again available.
- Participants will learn how to develop and deploy kanbans for real-time shop floor production scheduling and inventory management.
late 20th century: Japanese, literally 'billboard, sign'.
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