Kanban [kahn-bahn]


What is kanban?

Our kanban program helps us eliminate manufacturing lead-time, leaving only transit time.  If you project a steady demand for the next 12-18 months, we will help you develop a kanban purchase order for an agreed-upon number of releases. Once you’ve placed the order, we establish the release quantities, manufacture it and place it in storage until you request a release. Every time we ship material, we create an internal order to replace it, so we will always have material ready to ship for you.

Why kanban?

Not only does setting up a part on kanban save you time, it also keeps your lines running without worry of downtime.  If you have a steady running part, we can maintain the number of releases requested.  So as soon as you receive an order and have a need for material, you just need to request a kanban release. We will ship your materials within 24 hours.

What are the requirements?

Minimum order value of $450.00 per shipment and the order quantity be used within 12-18 months. For more information about our kanban program, contact a Fort Wayne Metals representative.