Kanban Functional Example
  • 20 Mar 2023
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Kanban Functional Example

Article Summary

An example app demonstrating a simple kanban solution.


This app is an example of a simple but powerful kanban system. This is not an app to deploy on your shop floor, but rather, the goal is to provide you with guidance on how to build a simple kanban system in Tulip.


There is no setup needed. This app is functional when you download it.

How it works

There are three main steps in this app: kanban configuration, consumer location, and supplier location. Each of these Steps serves a specific function in the kanban system.

Kanban Configuration

This step allows you to create kanban cards. Each card pertains to a specific part number, consumption location, and supplier. For your ease, you can simply type in daily usage and lead time to calculate quantity, cards number, and safety stock.

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Consumer Location

When kanban material is used at a specific location, the kanban bin empties. This can be done in a number of ways. For example, selecting from a list of Records and updating the quantity, or identifying the relevant part (via barcode or a filter) and updating the quantity.
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Supplier Location

A kanban card is refilled at a specific supplier location. The process is similar to the one in the Consumer Location step: select the kanban material and update its quantity.
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