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Kanban - Definition
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Kanban, from a Japanese word for visible card or record, was developed by Taiichi Ohno at Toyota and refers to the use of visual management tools. Kanban is a communication tool often used in the just-in-time production and inventory control systems that displays production or movement.
For example, a small card or signboard (or any other authorizing device) attached to boxes of specific parts in the production line signifying the delivery of a given quantity.
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Last Updated: 12/24/2017 1:14:37 PM
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