A range of kanban signs and labels for use in a lean manufacturing or stockless production environment. These Kanban products include workstation or assembly points, time buffers, kitting stores and stock replenishment level signs. These are used in a demand pull structure, to produce the required quantity at the correct quality standard.
This Kanban system was introduced and developed during the 1970s by Toyota in Japan. It has been adopted worldwide for large scale manufacture, and involves signalling demand between different points within the production process. Often it is associated with quality control and statistical control to provide continuous improvements in productivity, and the elimination of waste.