Continuous Bottleneck Analysis With Kanban The key to a healthy and productive Flow is the absolute minimum interruption to the process. The work has to stream through it freely powered by the Pull power. Following the Lean management concept of continuous improvement, bottleneck analysis should also be an ongoing process.
What is Bottleneck Analysis? What is a Bottleneck (or Constraint)? In a manufacturing process, “bottleneck” refers to a work stage that cannot meet the production quota even at its maximum throughput capacity, thereby delaying or stopping the flow of operations. This concept equally applies to management and logistics.
When performing a full investigation on how to find the cause of these issues, a bottleneck analysis tool should always be used. In most cases, the tools used for this process are going to be either a written chart, or more likely, a computer program.