Reply To: How does Kanban work in manufacturing?

Tony Ferraro

Hi Mike! We recently used Kanban to help improve and streamline a process on one of our assembly lines. The problem we were trying to solve was all the WIP that was backed up on this one particular assembly line. There was no signal when to start or end the process. Once we implemented some visual communication tools to the previous lines, the workflow was running much smoother. The particular assembly line that used to get backed up with a pile of WIP was no keeping up and created less overtime for production.