The lean VSM FIFO icon is used to indicate a “first in, first out” flow of material between workstations. A FIFO lane is an inventory where the parts leave in the same sequence as they arrive. There is a limit to the maximum inventory. If the FIFO lane is full, the receding process stops.
Use this in your VSM if it is necessary to have some stock between the two processes to avoid line stops. It is basically intended to synchronize two processes that are not physically connected.
The Lean Value Stream Mapping FIFO icon is part of a range of magnetic accessories to help you to create a working visual of your VSM inititative. You can purchase a complete kit (link here) whch also includes a Free User Guide with Case Studies and explanation on how to map out various current states and plot your future state maps.
The additional VSM FIFO icons are sold in a pack of 3. Each VSM FIFO icon is 5 x 5 cm
The Value Stream Mapping magnetic First-In-First-Out icon is printed on flexible thick vehicle grade quality 0.5mm magnetic sheets with a high quality PVC finish.
- Pack of 3
- Size 5 x 5 cm
- Can be used on any surface accepting magnets
- Quality vehicle grade 0.5mm magnetic sheets
- Pre printed with the VSM FIFO design
Lead Time is 2 – 3 days