kanban kan‧ban [ˈkænbæn] adjective [only before a noun] COMMERCE
involving the system used in just-in-time production, where parts are ordered just before they are needed:

• Digital kanban solutions continue to spread throughout the manufacturing industry.

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kanban UK US /ˈkænbæn/ noun PRODUCTION
[C or U] (also kanban system) a system of communication between workers during a manufacturing process, in which they order the materials and parts they need using cards. Card systems have now been replaced by computer systems: »

Kanban is a form of inventory and production control using simple manual and clerical procedures.

[C] a card used in the kanban system on which the information about the materials or parts that are needed is written

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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