Thurer, Matthias

Card-based control systems for a lean work design : the fundamentals of Kanban, ConWIP, POLCA, and COBACABANA Matthias Thurer, Mark Stevenson, Charles Protzman - Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, c2016. - xxvi, 193 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Basic Concepts Highlights What Is a Production/Service System? What Is a Business Operation/Process? What Does a Card-Based Control System Actually Control? Why Use a Card-Based Control System Rather than the Latest Technology? Summary: What Card-Based Control Systems Do (And What They Do Not Do) 20 Highlights Revisited Basic Principles Underpinning a Card-Based Control System Highlights Input/Output Control Visualizing the Stability of the Shop Floor/Station: The Throughput Diagram Summary: Input/Output Control Underpinning Card-Based Control Highlights Revisited Simplified Scheduling through Pool Sequencing and a Shop Floor Dispatching Rule Highlights Some Rules for Priority Dispatching on the Shop Floor Visualizing On-Time Performance: The Order Progress Diagram Summary: Simplified Scheduling through Priority Dispatching Highlights Revisited How to Diagnose a Control Problem? Highlights Criterion 1: Make/Produce/Assemble/Build/Serve, etc. To-Stock or To-Order Criterion 2: The Customer Penetration (Inventory/Order Separation) Point Criterion 3: Routing Characteristics Criterion 4: Variability and Uncertainty in Resource Requirements Summary: Diagnosing the Control Problem Highlights Revisited The Inventory Control Problem: Kanban Systems Highlights Kanban for the Internal Supply Chain: The Six Rules of Kanban Systems Work-in-Process Kanban vs. Production Kanban Kanban for Shop Floor Control Applicability of Kanban Systems Summary: Kanban Systems Highlights Revisited The Low Variability Order Control Problem: ConWIP Highlights ConWIP: How Does It Work? The Applicability of ConWIP Summary: ConWIP Highlights Revisited Inventory Control Plus Material Requirements Planning for the Order Control Problem: POLCA Highlights Paired-Cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization (POLCA): How Does It Work? Applicability of POLCA Summary: POLCA Highlights Revisited How to Solve the High Variety Order Control Problem: COBACABANA Highlights Control of Balance by Card-Based Navigation (COBACABANA) COBACABANA: How Does It Work? Balancing Workloads: The Main Order Release Function of COBACABANA COBACABANA Recognizes the Difference between Direct and Indirect Work Simplifying the Need for Processing Time Estimations COBACABANA and High Processing Time Variability: Starvation Avoidance Premature Station Idleness and Order Release Summary: COBACABANA Highlights Revisited COBACABANA's Card-Based System for Delivery Time Estimation Highlights Card-Based Delivery Time Estimation: How Does It Work? COBACABANA as a Comprehensive System Using the Salesperson's Display for Output Control Summary: COBACABANA's Delivery Date Estimation Procedure Highlights Revisited Summary: Framework of Applicability Highlights Loop Structure and Its Implications for the Application of Card-Based Systems Card Properties and Their Implications for the Application of Card-Based Systems The Need for IT Support and Its Implications for the Application of Card-Based Systems Final Considerations: Nested Card-Based Control Systems Implementation Information References Appendix: Summary of Card-Based Systems Index.

This book takes a different approach to most other books on the subject―as it starts with an introduction to the control problem, instead of the control solution. Card-Based Control Systems for a Lean Work Design outlines how the problems encountered in typical manufacturing shops and service providers can be characterized, which allows for improved problem diagnosis.



Production control
Inventory control
Lean manufacturing
Card system in business

TS155.8 / .T485 2016


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