Lead time and reduction of lead time is an important part in Lean Manufacturing. Lead time is the time it takes from when a process starts to it is completed. In manufacturing and software development lead time is important to manage if you need a short time to market.


Kanban is a method/framework implementing agile process in software development. Kanban comes from TPS (Toyota Production System) and Lean. David Anderson was one of the first to take the Kanban method to IT and software development.