Digital Kanban Supported by Operations Executives

By: Thomas R. Cutler
Operations executives find direct benefits from Digital Kanban:

•    Automation of repetitive, time-consuming management functions
•    Instant availability of real-time inventory data
•    Automatic calculation of proper replenishment levels
•    Seamless data visibility between plant floor and suppliers

Digital Kanban pioneer Datacraft Solutions, Inc. (www.datacraftsolutions.com) is based in Durham, North Carolina.     According to Founder Matthew Marotta, “Datacraft Solutions’ Internet-based on-demand delivery platform offers key benefits from the very beginning of an implementation – namely, the elimination of lengthy, complicated and expensive infrastructure upgrades before a company can even begin to see positive ROI.

There is simply no faster or easier way to begin exploiting the power of Digital Kanban in a lean manufacturing operation." Other departments fully support the benefits of digital kanban as well.


Materials and Plant Managers derive direct improved productivity from Digital Kanban:

•    Automation of repetitive, time-consuming management functions
•    Elimination of waste built into manual Kanban card process
•    Instant availability of real-time inventory data
•    Automatic calculation of proper replenishment levels

Information Technology Managers Find Digital Kanban Supports Current Infrastructure:

•    On-demand Internet-based delivery
•    Hardware independent
•    Seamless integration with existing MRP/ERP systems
•    Painless, standards-based integration

Corporate Executive Support Digital Kanban’s Cost-Savings

•    Optimization of inventory levels
•    Reduction in inventory storage and overhead
•    More efficient use of plant space
•    FasterFree Reprint Articles, more aggressive ROI

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