Title: Design and development of reactive material ordering system using e-kanban and Taguchi's technique for a warehouse of tractor assembly plant

Authors: Mangesh Joshi; Himanshu Shukla

Addresses: Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, 440013, Maharashtra, India ' Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, 440013, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: In the last decade, information technology has proliferated in all sectors and it has become essential tool to survive in the 21st century for all industries. In this endeavour the efforts taken by authors to propose a virtual kanban system with the help of e-kanban database to react to the seasonal variations in demand. To react in stochastic conditions in JIT system, is a challenge and hence a reactive ordering system is developed to operate the e-kanban system. The reactive ordering system consists of a simulation and Taguchi technique module to analyse the various parameters governing kanban system which can be changed to react to the variation in demand, in the database of e-kanban. Virtual e-kanban system can be established just by changing the parameters in database, governing the operation of kanban without physically changing the number of kanban cards on shop floor.

Keywords: simulation and modelling; reactive ordering; Taguchi's technique; kanban; materials management; ordering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2021.114045

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2021 Vol.37 No.4, pp.463 - 476

Received: 05 May 2019
Accepted: 25 Jul 2019

Published online: 26 Mar 2021 *

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