- Retain a lean coach if you have not already done so to help implement your Kanban system.
- Standardize the usage of your Kanban system. This should be a Kaizen event that includes the people who will be using the Kanbans. They will document the Kanban usage process.
- Identify who needs to be trained on the Kanban system and create a visual training plan (like a training matrix) on the Kanban system.
- Follow up to make sure that the Kanban training plan is followed and completed.
- Review inventory levels quarterly for reduction opportunities.
This was first published in July 2009