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A method used to reduce stock reserves in production through management reflecting on demand and based on the “pull” principle, e.g. using cards.

Kick Off

Assessment process step during which the assessor and assessed organisation jointly discuss the assessment process.

Kick-off meeting

Working meeting of entire project team at the beginning of a project. The aim is to jointly understand project objectives, client's expectations, processes and methods applied and responsibilities of individual team members. It also covers a project plan discussions and provision of relevant information (e.g. other related projects with points of contact, partial projects). Participation of representatives from individual attending departments.