Why, when and how to use the Kanban in the wood and furniture industries?
The main goal of Kanban is to pilot simply and visual the production and delivery of parts. The manufacturer of furniture and carpentry work increasingly by order. For this type of management, they often use ERP business, integrating all processes from design to delivery : all the components are assigned to an order and are plotted throughout the cycle.
This management system is effective in the management of products by order, but is heavy for the management of common components, and consumed regularly at a fairly high level. To simplify management and reduce costs, it is interesting to manage these components with Kanban wich is a pull flow tool wich allows to implement a process of continuous improvement.
The method is explained in a specific chapter. Here we will dedicate ourselves to take three examples which are good bases to deploy in a furniture manufacturing unit :
Hinges – Handles – Strips
These three products can be managed with Kanban, because in general, they have a regular and consistent use.