LeanAcademy (Season 2)

The Lean Office & Administration Toolbox
Obeyaka / Lean Layout
Safety & Ergonomics

Why do you have to implement Office Kanban?

Stock Level

Office Kanban helps to maintain defined stock levels of office materials similar to a shop floor approach of Kanban.


Working demand-based helps to define stable routines. Those routines are key to a systematic elimination of failures and mistakes.

Demand-based Operation

Process workload in a demand-based FIFO order. Avoid over-processing and double work.


Defining a Kanban order process of office supplies avoid material shortages and hence downtimes and losses linked to these shortages.


Kanban sets standards for routines dedicated to office supplies and office work orders.


Especially office supplies are often shared within a building. Office Kanban routines set agreements between the involved parties.

The Kanban principle avoids over processing, high stock levels and extra work.