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Kanban for the Supply Chain, Second Edition

Fundamental, sustainable kanban concepts to immediately increase manufacturing productivity

Published: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:13


(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of this workbook explains how to apply kanban replenishment systems to improve material flow. Kanban for the Supply Chain: Fundamental Practices for Manufacturing Management, Second Edition, by Stephen Cimorelli (CRC Press, 2013), provides actionable advice for installing fundamental kanban concepts that can immediately help you increase manufacturing productivity and profitability.

Detailing the steps required for each stage of the manufacturing and supply chain management process, this updated edition addresses internal mechanisms (e.g., leveling production schedules), and external elements (e.g., conducting a thorough analysis of customer demand). Numerous techniques are presented for setting up kanban that consider a wide array of material types, dimensions, and storage media. This edition presents new tools and techniques for a broad spectrum of manufacturing environments, including:
• A statistical data cleansing technique to remove questionable or irrelevant data from kanban calculations
• Correlation analysis based on simple Excel techniques to guide the decisions around which part numbers "qualify" for kanban
• An alternative "stair-step analysis" approach for those who are unable to generate correlation data and prefer to use more readily available monthly demand history
• An approach to analyze supplier performance data vs. lead time and lot size expectations, with risk mitigation strategies for poor performing suppliers
• Provides presentation materials, including key outlines, charts, and figures on the accompanying CD

This book is for those who are ready to stop thinking about a conversion from materials requirements planning push techniques to kanban pull techniques and want to make it happen now. The book includes team-based exercises that reinforce key principles as well as a CD with helpful outlines, charts, figures, and diagrams.

About Stephen Cimorelli

Stephen Cimorelli, president of SCC Inventory Consulting in Titusville, Florida, is an educator, speaker, and author in the field of materials and supply chain management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida and is certified at the Fellow level by APICS in production and inventory management (CFPIM). He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, materials, and supply chain management in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, industrial equipment, and commercial products. For the past 10 years, Steve has led and consulted with numerous distribution centers and manufacturing plants around the world, developing and implementing lean manufacturing and materials excellence practices, especially in the areas of kanban, forecasting, line balancing, and production stabilization.


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