Best practices for simple inventory replenishment with origins from the Japanese word for “signboard” or “billboard”. The term Kanban, refers to a system of procurement, as well as the actual card that is used as an authorization for an up-stream process/work-center (or vendor/supplier) to re-supply a specific quantity of parts or components, usually exactly what was used in the down-stream process/work-center.
For more information, please see SSG’s blog article on Kanban here: https://ssgnet.com/kanban-procurement-systems/