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This lab provides data to use for solving the number of kanbans required for four components at the ABC Company. Use MS Word to copy your answers.
Scenario/Summary

Situation: Solve the number of kanbans required for four components at the ABC Company using the table below.
Component W Component X Component Y Component Z
Daily Usage (units) 900 units 250 units 1,200 units 350 units
Lead Time (hours) 2 hours 5 hours 1 hour 3 hours
Container Size (units) 25 units 40 units 50 units 20 units
Safety Stock (percent) 25% 20% 15% 10%
Deliverables

Use the data provided in the table above to calculate the number of kanbans for each component. Please remember to show your work.

L A B S T E P S

STEP 1: Component W

Calculate the number of kanbans required for Component W. Copy your completed chart to an MS Word document.
STEP 2: Component X

Calculate the number of kanbans required for Component X. Copy your completed chart to an MS Word document.
STEP 3: Component Y

Calculate the number of kanbans required for Component Y. Copy your work to an MS Word document.
STEP 4: Component Z

Calculate the number of kanbans required for Component Z. Copy your work to an MS Word document.

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The formula for calculating the number of Kanbans is:

Number of Kanbans = (average demand during lead time + safety stock) / container quantity
We are also not given the number of hours that correspond to daily usage. As it is not ...

Solution Summary

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