Category Archives: Lean Six Sigma Mini Lessons

What is JIT?

IT stands for Just In Time. What does that mean? Today we call it Lean Manufacturing. Just In Time means producing to customer demand using a pull process. When a customer places an order, you start to build. To do this you need short lead times, perfect quality, and low inventory. Just In Time or […]

What is Kanban?

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Kanban is a Japanese word that means a signboard, or in other words, a signal to do work. If you are familiar with project management, you’ve probably seen a Kanban style task list where everything is organized under different categories. This is not exactly a Kanban. A Kanban is a signal between two work areas, […]