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Number of Kanban Cards

How many kanban cards should there be?

(C – 1) * S = D * L.

There is no fixed number of cards for it  and depends on the company’â„¢s production flow. The above formula is an example used by a kanban planning software to calculate the number of kanban cards, provided by Oracle. In this formula, C is the number of kanban cards; S stands for the kanban size; D represents the average daily demand; L corresponds to the lead time (in number of days) to fill one kanban.

This fact is verified on : May 13, 2010.





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