Magnatag® Visible Systems

The Benefits of Using a Kanban Board

Press release   •   Mar 21, 2012 12:23 EDT

Macedon, NY - As year end approaches, manufacturers are using our visual Kanban board to coordinate inventories and lean workflow "The boards are great for managing inventory movement", says a materials manager from St. Clair Shores MI. "As Kanban cards are removed the yellow and red pocket colors give us a visual signal that supplies are low". A Lean manufacturing coordinator from Lexington KY says, "The Kanban board is effective for visual load leveling and reducing work in progress. We use them in our warehouse areas and at each work cell. With these Kanban cards our people always know which job to work on next … no time is wasted and we are always working the top priority orders."

"Kanban board users tell us they reduce inventory levels, work in progress and stock outs. Each comes in 6 size capacities and includes Kanban cards in 17 colors, card printing templates, color pocket tapes and press-on FlashSpot signals so customers can tailor the board to their exact needs." says Magnatag spokesman Christian Krapf "We offer Kanban board kits in 5 formats: Next-Job, Build-Board, Job-Load, To-Do, and On-Hand" Magnatag's own lean manufacturing manager adds, "We use them in our own warehouse and production to keep inventories low and balance our manpower to meet customer ship dates" For more information on our Magnatag CardView Kanban board go to or call 800 624 4154.

Douglas is a long time employee at Magnatag. His intricate product knowledge about Magnatag's various monthly calendars makes him an important source of information.