Computer supported design of kanban controlled production

Integrated system analysis and simulation with higher order Petri nets
  • F. Itter
  • C. Relewicz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 524)


In recent times kanban in connection with the demand for "Just-in-Time" production has received increased importance. Reorganizing of a production in accordance with the kanban principles requires considerate assistance in the process of decision-making, while generally it is necessary to integrate the principle in a suitable form in to existing production organisations. There is a need for computer aided methods for system analysis. A method is outlined, how to model, analyse and simulate a kanban oriented production by using Petri nets supported by the PSItool NET. Special notice is given to the development of a building block for a standard production. The possibilities are shown to adopt this building block to specific conditions using parameters and to link it with net parts, which represent non-standard-problems.


Kanban NET-tool building blocks simulation animation 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Itter
    • 1
  • C. Relewicz
    • 1
  1. 1.PSI GmbHGermany

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