Kanban & Material Management


This course provides an introduction to improved material management techniques including kanban, supermarkets and point of use systems. Topics include;

  • Improving flow
  • Just in time (JIT)
  • Touch once principle
  • Single piece flow
  • Batching
  • Moving from “push” to “pull”
  • Material replenishment
  • Guiding principles
  • Kanban systems
  • Supermarkets

Estimated duration: 1 1/2 hours (including exercises, if applicable)

COURSE MATERIALS: Included in your course materials is a “workbook” that offers a 3-slide per page booklet that you can download and/or print for note taking. Additional templates and other required resources are also included your course files.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: You can assess your understanding of the topics presented in this course by completing the test at the end of the course.


  • Kanban and Material Management
  • One piece flow versus batching – simulation
  • Kanban in Manufacturing
  • Basic Kanban at Work – Flinders Medical Centre
  • Two bin hospital training video
  • What is Kanban? The Agile Coach (Atlassian)
  • Test your knowledge!


All units must be completed.

as per IC for HRDF claimable purposes (if any)