Leveling-Based Kanban Calculation in Production System
The paper defines replenishment time based on the leveled consumption controlled loop in production system. Then it proposes a method of Kanban calculation. Traditional production system dose not consider leveling principle, thus the replenishment time is not accurately and more likely to double or miss counting number of Kanban. In the paper, Replenishment time is specified into more parts to reflect all influence in production process, and leveling combined with consumption controlled loop is taken into consideration for the replenishment definition. A new defined replenishment time is a base of Kanban calculation. A method of Kanban calculation could be built. It could decrease the possibility of double or miss counting number of Kanban. A case study is given to prove feasibility of the method of Kanban calculation.
Q. W. Deng and J. Y. Wang, "Leveling-Based Kanban Calculation in Production System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 2514-2517, 2012