A kanban system equipped with the RTLS solution loopa reports when a container leaves or arrives at a location of the kanban cycle.
The business process module "loopa.Kanban" then automatically changes the status in real time in your SAP®-system.
With the types of transport kanban, production kanban and ordering kanban,"loopa.kanban" has everything on
board that is required for a kanban network and for lean production. Due to the seamless integration of the loopa solution
into ERP system SAP® and the respective kanban processes, the movements on the shop floor are automatically and promptly
posted in SAP®. This process automation is completely in line with lean managent and avoids non-value-adding activities
and brings stability and security to the kanban-system.
The transfer to your logistics:
With an optimized and automated kanban you often have the automotive industry right in front of your eyes - thats right.
Is it possible to integrate a kanban process in an affordable framework in your processes? Yes!
The Kanban process in general:
The term Kanban comes from the Japanese and means something like Card, board or document, but also container.
The 1947 by Taiichi Ohno, the inventor of the Toyota production system, developed Kanban is am implementation of the pull or
fetch principle known as the control method in production. This type of production control is an essential component for lean
production, whose main characteristic is the efficient use of resources. The aim is to increase productivity and efficiency.
With the help of Kanban production can be controlled much more flexibly and more efficiently controlled. Kanban enables the
increase of productivity with simultaneous reduction of cost-intensive inventories of raw materials, semi finished materials
and finished products.
A Kanban system creates but also the necessary transparency. Because of the collected information individual steps can be
identified and visualized. In this way, for example lead times can be analyzed and tight control parameters can be identified.
This enables to recognize and to avoid bottlenecks and to control efficiently the utilization of individual areas, so in the spirit
of the lean production.
The challenges for a Kanban process:
One challenge with Kanban is to identify exactly the suitable materials. The Kanban process is therefore usually used
for materials with a high continuity and throughput. This results in a very high volume of movements on the shop floor
and therefore also booking which have to be made in the ERP system. Furthermore, it is of great importance that the
information on the respective Kanban status is reliable and timely are. To capture this information, manual processes are
often used, which in turn generate effort. Both the manual as well as many automated procedures are also strongly dependent
on correct handling and are therefore error-prone. As a result, it can happen thath the change of status is not reported in time
or not reported at all. This can lead to considerable delays in the entire value chain.