Kanban Simulation

Table top simulations are always a great training aid, and a debugging tool too.  Despite careful instruction and process design reviews misconceptions can be hard to uncover until during implementation.  So I always make it a habit to run a role playing simulation with the team.  Here take a look.



  1. vsrambikal says:

    Excellent post ! What if demand is cyclical ?

    Venkatesh Srambikal

  2. Venkatesh, depending on the period of the cycle you can add or remove kanban through out the year, if you have an annual seasonal cycle. If by ‘cyclical’ you mean month end or quarter end then you can add buffer stock or add/subtract kanban. More erratic demand should be accommodated by the safety stock (and the demand standard deviation).