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Kanban Program

Firstar Precision employs a highly efficient Kanban program that ensures we can stock parts at our facility that are ready when you need them. Our highly efficient, carefully orchestrated Kanban system integrates seamlessly with our complete end-to-end manufacturing services and just-in-time order fulfillment to simplify your overall project and streamline your supply chain.

Simplifying Your Supply Chain with Kanban Inventory Control

Kanban inventory control is a lean manufacturing strategy that offers many advantages to Firstar’s customers – namely, higher efficiency and responsiveness combined with lower inventory costs and waste.

Improved Efficiency, Flexibility, and Responsiveness

Kanban simplifies the replenishment process by using signals, such as electronic notifications, to trigger inventory replenishment. This reduces the time and effort required to manage inventory, leading to increased efficiency. The process is also highly adaptable to changing customer demand and different product variations. As the market fluctuates, our kanban program helps us easily adjust output to match demand with minimal disruption to the overall production process.

Better Inventory Control: Reduced Overstocking and Understocking

Kanban helps maintain inventory levels at the optimal level. It ensures that you have enough stock to meet customer demand without overstocking, which ties up capital and storage space, or understocking, which can lead to missed sales and customer dissatisfaction. This is why Kanban is a core component of lean manufacturing, which aims to eliminate waste in production processes. By maintaining only the necessary inventory levels, Kanban helps reduce excess inventory and related costs, such as storage and obsolescence.

Better Quality Combined with Cost Savings

Kanban’s focus on smaller batch sizes and continuous improvement can lead to better product quality and reduced defects. With smaller inventories, it’s easier to identify and address quality issues quickly. Kanban reduces carrying costs associated with excessive inventory, such as storage, insurance, and depreciation. It also minimizes the risk of stockouts that can result in lost sales or costly expedited shipping.

Full-Service CNC Machining Solutions and Inventory Management

Firstar consistently takes on the challenging contract manufacturing jobs that few providers in the industry can accommodate. We continue to expand our service offerings and search for better ways to serve our customers, maintaining our status as the authority for precision machined components. Based out of Brunswick, Ohio since 2000, Firstar is an ISO 9001:2015-certified American manufacturer.