Kanban, also known as just-in-time manufacturing, is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing times within the production system, as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.  The origin and development of this system is generally attributed to Japan, largely in the 1960s and 1970s, and to Toyota in particular.  More recently, the concepts … Continued

Time Is Money

Recent data provided by the Panama Canal Authority suggests that total annual revenues for 2018 will be ahead of a strong 2017.  Approximately half of both revenues and crossings comes from shipments to U.S. East Coast ports. The alternative route for shipments from Asia uses the Suez Canal.  Sailing time via the Panama Canal is … Continued