How much do you know about Kanban?
What is Kanban?
Kanban was invented by Toyota Motor Corporation in the 1940's. The name comes from the Japanese word "kanban" and is mostly used in software development. It is a tool to control the production process on site in order to achieve "Just In Time" production method. Kanban applications in the software development field can be broadly divided into two categories: Kanban as a methodology and Kanban as a tool.
Kanban as a Methodology
A management method that changes as work progresses.
Principles and Fundamentals
Start by understanding what you are doing now
Evolve incrementally and pursue change
Respect current processes, roles, responsibilities and positions
Seek leadership in all positions
Set clear policies
Realize feedback rope
Scientific improvement and development
Kanban as a tool
Kanban is a visual process management system that communicates what is to be done, when it is to be done, how long it takes to be done, etc.
Task visualization of Kanban
Task status is divided into three phases - TODO, DOING and DONE - and tasks are written on information cards or sticky notes and taped to the Kanban board.
Master Production Planning
Material Requirement Planning
Capacity Requirement Planning
Personnel Quality Requirements
Eliminate waste and overproduction
Flexible production planning
Rapid equipment adjustment
Full participation in improvement activities