Kanban System for Industry 4.0 Environment

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  • Abstract

    Kanban is a lean tool for pull production system that controls the flow of material between workstations by using kanban signal. During years, this kanban signal is taking use of new technologies given by industrial revolutions. The latest one described the industry 4.0 as the industry of the future based on cyber-physical systems. In this context, this paper discusses the functioning of new kanban system for industry 4.0 environment, called kanban 4.0. At first, the current functioning of kanban system was analyzed and object interactions were demonstrated. Afterwards, two potential functioning of kanban system within industry 4.0 environment were presented, focusing on potential object roles and interactions, in case when the product is smart and the other one considering the smart bin/container. The proposed functioning was discussed with industrial experts and can constitute a basis for further researches.



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    Industry 4.0; kanban; kanban 4.0; lean manufacturing; lean production system.

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Article ID: 21780
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.16.21780

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