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A Case for Kanban and Materials Management TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A prominent sports organization in the area (that shall remain nameless) normally uses an outside materials supplier to stock about 200 individual consumable items (paper products, food and drink items, …Continue reading →

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The Toyota Way Principle #11: Challenging Your Extended Network TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles from The Toyota Way. Today we’re looking at The Toyota Way principle 11.) One of the projects I’m working on today …Continue reading →

Restocking Points and Gas Tanks TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | An excellent example of restocking/reorder points (with pull or kanban systems) is your car’s gas tank. Here’s why. There’s a maximum amount of product you can stock – when the …Continue reading →

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