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Reflexive Production System: Use of Kanban

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Setting up a Supermarket between Cutting Room and Sewing Floor

A common challenge faced by the apparel industry on shop floor is the production of goods in excess of demand, and production of goods earlier than required. The ‘lean’ term that we use to describe this manifestation is ‘Overproduction’, which can be avoided by using Kanban (Production and Withdrawal) cards in conjunction with Supermarkets. Kanban ensures that the entire production system becomes reflexive and follows the principles of a Pull System. The ultimate manifestation of a delay in production is airlifting the shipment or…

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Source: April, 2016
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