Kanban is the Japanese term for ''Visual'' and ''card''. Visuality and planning cards are two pillars in which vPlan is already very successful. Therefore the introduction of the Kanban planning method is a logical step.
Kanban is a simple, entry-level planning method that has been around for more than half a century and will be immediately recognised by everyone. You plan cards in visual statuses columns. This gives everyone immediate insight into the status of the work, what needs to be done first and where the bottlenecks are in the process.
In Kanban, you do not plan by date, but by status. Of course, in vPlan you can combine the best of several methods and you can still attach a date to your planning cards, which will make your work visible in the calendar view or timeline.
Kanban is a method that can be used for many different processes. Whether this is logistics, production, HR, IT, sales pipeline or project management.
Example of a simple production process:
Voorbeeld Sales proces: