Leblanc Electronics, Inc., in Nashville, produces short runs of custom airwave scanners for the defense industry. You have been asked by the owner, Larry Leblanc, to reduce inventory by introducing a kanban system. After several hours of analysis, you develop the following data for scanner connectors used in one work cell. How many kanbans do you need for this connector? _____________ Round to the next whole number
Daily demand 500 connectors
Lead time 1 days
Safety stock 1/2 day
Kanban size 400 connectors
The expert uses operations management techniques to determine how many kanbans are needed for a connector for Leblanc Electronics, Inc.