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 Workshop-Kanban Scheduling

Kanban Scheduling Systems

Design, Implementation and Operation

In this practical, real-life workshop participants learn to design and implement kanban scheduling systems that are simple and effective. 

The seminar includes step-by-step procedures, simulation games and exercises. In a class project, learning teams apply their new knowledge and design a system for a part of their own factory. 

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Who Should Attend?
Time 2-Day  Managers
Production Supervisors   Operators
Production Schedulers
Cost $5500 (Includes Travel)
Participants 5-40
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

What Kanban Is & Where It Fits
  • What is production scheduling and why this is important? 

  • The essential elements of Kanban systems and why they need to be well-thought-out. 

  • About Six Basic Methods of production scheduling and how each works in different situations.

  • Where Kanban systems work best and where to use other methods.

Practical Experience
  • Working with your colleagues, you will develop a Kanban system for part of your own operation. 

  • Operate a system firsthand using the Kanban Simulation Game and learn the practical skills of daily operation and scheduling. 

How To Design the System
  • The Ten Steps of system design and how the lead to a smoothly functioning Kanban system. 

  • How to analyze supply and demand requirements for minimal inventory and maximum performance.

  • About Kanban Signals and how to use them for scheduling.

  • How to select the best containers that protect contents and make stock status visible.

  • Three methods to determine proper Kanban quantity for minimum inventory & minimal stockouts.

Integration of Kanban
  • How to integrate with an existing MRP/ ERP system for a smoothly functioning schedule.

  • How to setup suppliers and help both parties.

Program Outline

1. Production Scheduling & Control

What Is Production Scheduling?

Six Basic Methods

Selecting A Team Project From Your Factory

Using Process Maps (Exercise)

Operating A Kanban System (Simulation Game)

2. Designing The Kanban System

Demand & Supply Analysis


Establishing Stockpoints

Selecting Containers

Estimating Kanban Quantities

Textbook Exercise


Team Project Work

3. Practical Applications

Special Situations

Suppliers & Kanban

Team Projects

4. Implementing Kanban


Integration With MRP/ERP

More Examples

Participant Projects

4. Implementing Kanban


Integration With MRP/ERP

More Examples

Participant Projects

Kanban Game Results

Super-Simple Kanban

Manufacturing Kanban

We implemented a system right away and continue to expand it today.

Julie Anilek, Waterloo Industries

Participant Comment

Thanks again for the training.  everyone thought it was fabulous. It will give us great structure for approaching other product families.

Bryan Godbar, Trojan Battery Co.

Participant Comment

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