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Kanban Material Management

This course will teach the implementation of a lean pull system for purchased parts that ensures that purchased parts are delivered to manufacturing cells efficiently and timely. Attendees will learn how to develop and use a system for planning parts, how to setup purchased parts supermarkets, how to implement kanban, and how to effectively deliver purchased parts to manufacturing cells Using a case example, participants will make calculations and design a system for handling purchased parts.

Gasser Gawdat


  • Lower inventory and increased productivity
  • Elimination of operator time retrieving/finding parts
  • Higher plant inventory turns
  • Fewer inventories
  • Increased safety
  • Reducing waste &Scrape
  • Reducing PPM
  • Reducing material Damage
  • Material and product control.
  • Improving work place Organization
  • Improving lead time deliver
  • Lean Overview/Kanban Systems
  • origins of kanban systems
  • Benefits
  • Kanban types
  • Kanban signals
  • Kanban visual board
  • Material movement within a Facility
  • When and where to begin implementation
  • Purchased Parts Market
  • Sizing/Storage Requirements
  • Balancing the process
  • Setting/Specifying/Managing Inventory Levels
  • Pull Signals
  • Hijunka Box
  • Part Movement/Material Handling
  • Exercise
  • Standardized Work
  • Calculating Kanban
  • Exercise​

A Three-days session

-This course is designed for managers & supervisors, supply chain managers & planners, process improvement specialists, change managers, process engineers, quality manager & production engineers.