Saturday, February 5, 2011


Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

Esok adik-adik saya dah balik ke tempat masing-masing. Yang mana ada assignment, sibuk menyiapkan kerjanya. Mulalah ganggu kakak dia yang sulong ni. Huhuhu. Ada juga yang nak exam tapi sibuk dok cari barang baru untuk dibuat koleksi. Hahahahaha.. Jangan marah =)

Jom kita belajar ilmu baru, Kanban System. Rasanya budak kejuruteraan tahu kot. Teman tahu dari adik teman sebab tolong dia buat assignment (padahal akak dia bukan ambil bidang ni pun). Perkongsian penuh bermanfaat. Ada yang lebih arif???


What is Kanban?

A Kan-ban(看板), also spelled kamban  is a card containing all the information required to be done on a product at each stage along its path to completion and which parts are needed at subsequent processes.

These cards are used to control work-in-progress (W.I.P.), production, and inventory flow. A Kan-ban System allows a company to use Just-In-Time (J.I.T) Production (also related to lean) and Ordering Systems that allow them to minimize their inventories while still satisfying customer demands.

A Kan-ban System consists of a set of these cards, with one being allocated for each part being manufactured, that travel between preceding and subsequent processes.


The Kanban System was developed (more than 20 years ago), by Mr. Taiichi Ohno, a vice president of Toyota, to achieve objectives that include:
  • reducing costs by eliminating waste/scrap
  • try to create work sites that can respond to changes quickly
  • facilitate the methods of achieving and assuring quality control
  • design work sites according to human dignity, mutual trust and support, and allowing workers to reach their maximum potential. 

The concept behind the this lean manufacturing tool is to reduce costs in high volume production lines.

One-way to do this is to smooth and balance material flows by means of controlled inventories.

Translated as signal this allows an organization to reduce production lead-time, which in turn reduces the amount of inventory required.

In order to determine optimum system designs, research often uses simulation to determine the number of Kbn's and to study various aspects of pull systems.

A heuristic design method has been designed by Ettl and Markus, which can be used to evaluate a System’s performance by using alternative network partitions and allocations of Kan-ban's.

The heuristic design method integrates analytical techniques and a general-purpose genetic algorithm in order to model a System.

The heuristic method provides us with a useful procedure for evaluating the impact of design alternatives and can therefore serve as a decision support tool for managers to use when planning a large-scale manufacturing system.


  To exceed industry growth levels and provide world-class customer service, we had to know where exactly our inventory was at all times. Ultriva Electronic Kanban gave us that knowledge.
V.P. of Materials and Distribution
American Water Heater

  Hussmann is a cyclical business; therefore manual kanban systems have fallen short in their ability to easily be resized to meet factory demand rates. With Ultriva we have the ability for Hussmann to resize an individual part or the entire factory with the touch of a button.
Supply Chain Manager
IR Hussmann Corporation

Proses of Kanban

[For Supplier Kanban]

[For Internal Kanban]

[For Customer Kanban]

for more info: & What is Kanban

Bagus juga belajar sesuatu perkara yang kita tak tahu atau bukan bidang kita tapi tengok keadaanlah.. Ada juga yang memang saya tak minat. Tu tak boleh nak buat apalah..

1 comment:

Ummu Ajwad said...

salam..amboi2..mula2 dah ngata orang naa..kami baca tau..huhu..

btw, alhamdulillah..dah lepas 2 paper..tinggal 4 paper..huhu..pikir2 nak soping pe lagi..ade idea? wakakaka...