another so that no stage of the manufacturing process is skipped. For the medical equipment to
be of a higher standard, each part of the manufacturing process must be analyzed for quality
before moving to the next stage. The main advantage of the Kanban trigger is to ensure that
production is done when the reserves are empty to avoid a pile-up of goods in the finished lines.
As a result of implementing the two tools, the output of the medical equipment would increase
due to proper follow-up strategies, and the quality would improve.
Goals accomplished by the company.
Introduction of the lean improvement processes through the Kamishibai board and
Kanban trigger tools improved the accountability and organizational culture. When the
employees at Phase 2 started implementing the visual control of the manufacturing process, the
quality improved due to constant follow-up of the procedures. Implementing the board and the
perception card made it easier for workers to follow through with the work being performed in
the organization, and any error noticed would be marked with a red card on the board. Whenever
a red card appeared, it indicated the process was incomplete and needed urgent attention to
improve the outcome. Consequently, the number of errors, reduced, and the quality of products
also went up courtesy of the continuous monitoring process in the organization.
On the other hand, the Kanban trigger enabled the workers to follow up the
manufacturing process. Whenever the required stock was achieved, the manufacturing stopped
until more demand. In congruence with leans significant objectives, the wastes were
considerably reduced in the organization because no finished products were allowed to pile up.
Phase two, therefore, improved the quality of medical equipment courtesy of the Kamishibai
board and reduced the manufacturing of products that would pile up in the stores. Consequently,