EEV, part of Marconi Electronic System (UK) manufactures RF (radio frequency) vacuum devices, applied Kanban to one of its three divisions based at its Chelmsford site. Prior to the implementation, in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of Kanban to affected personnel, the Kanban project team ran a paper pilot. Outcomes from the change to Kanban included lead times of various types of product dropped from up to 18 months to the target of four weeks and due date performance increased to ove...

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5.2.2 Work with suppliers/outsourced contractors
5.3.1 Develop & adjust production delivery process
5.3.3 Move materials & resources
5.3.2 Schedule production

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