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Determining Kanbans Systems

Please read the problem below and answer the question. Please show/explain the work-steps as to how the answer to the problem was derived.

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Problem: 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 scanner connectors used in one work cell.

Q: HOW MANY KANBANS DO YOU NEED FOR THIS CONNECTOR?

Daily Demand 1,000 connectors
Lead time 2 days
Safety stock ½ day
Kanban size 500 connectors

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Problem: 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, ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides approach to reducing inventory by using kanban system and determining number of kanbans given daily demand, lead time, safety stock and kanban size.

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