Kanban System in the Flow Control Subassemblies as a Component of Lean Manufacturing

  • Edward MichlowiczEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 637)


The paper analyses the Kanban system introduced at a company manufacturing multiple types of rotors for electricity-powered engines. The system comprises two loops of Kanban cards: the production card loop and transport card loop. The main assumptions for the system is the capacity minimisation for buffers between operations and streamlining the information flow between individual production cells. The analyses use the 7M, 5S and SMED methods, as well as a combination of the ABC and XYZ classification methods for materials. The introduction of the Kanban system significantly reduced warehouse stocks and improved communication between individual production lines.


Logistics production Lean toolbox Kanban system Buffers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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