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KANBAN allocation in a serial suply chain

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Author(s): Guillermo Andrés Sánchez C. | Juan Manuel Sanchez C. | Oscar Huberto Patiño H.

Journal: Tecnura
ISSN 0123-921X

Volume: 16;
Issue: 32;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: discrete systems | just in time | KANBAN | Lean production | queue systems

ABSTRACT
The aim of this project is to simulate a Kanban system using N stages with the objective of maintaining an acceptable throughput and mean system time. The document shows the production systems where Kanban is applicable and what the potential benefits are. A serial of simulations will be done using a demand given by a poison distribution with rate λ ^ ext. The simulation aimed to find the best number of withdrawal Kanban on all stages when the values of μ (for exponential distribution of the process) and λ ^ ext increase and decrease. At the end of this simulation, the best way to allocate the withdrawal Kanban over N stages with the objective of maintaining acceptable throughput and mean system time will be clearer thus the conclusions of this work will be done.
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