Datacraft Solutions Redefines Supplier Replenishment

By: Thomas Cutler

Datacraft Solutions, the world leader in lean manufacturing software, noted that its flagship product, Signum Digital Kanban, is designed to help manufacturers reduce inventory by up to 75% while eliminating stock-outs. Only true digital kanban solution allows shop floor operators to manage and track all material as well as components that are sent to outside processors. This critical product feature allows manufacturers to achieve additional inventory reduction and fewer stock-outs, using a single integrated set of material replenishment processes for all products.

Almost every Datacraft Solutions' customer has some portion of their materials that has volatile or infrequent demand where they prefer to drive replenishment off of production forecasts or schedules rather than current consumption.
Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment is designed to help manufacturers digitally manage all forms of material replenishment with suppliers. This product combines Datacraft Solutions' leading Digital Kanban capabilities with features that allow manufacturers to replenish material with purchase orders based on forecasts or production schedules. Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment provides both manufacturers and suppliers a single internet portal where they can view forecasts and kanban signals, release purchase orders, track orders and manage receipts. Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment is designed to eliminate stock-outs and the resulting expedited deliveries to reduce inventory levels by up to 75 percent - while streamlining processes and dramatically increasing buyer and planner productivity.
Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment extends Datacraft Solutions' Digital Kanban by allowing customers to have one replenishment interface with their suppliers, regardless of the material type. Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment provides buyers and suppliers with a single, integrated replenishment interface that shows the status for every order in the system - both kanban and non-kanban. Highlights of the system include:
&bullSystematically publishes forecast, planned orders and change orders based on demand changes.
&bullAutomates and streamlines ordering processes.
&bullProvides suppliers an environment to accept, make changes and collaborate in the purchase order execution.
&bullTracks orders with suppliers while they are in process and in transit.
&bullProvides suppliers with standardized shipping labels with barcodes, eliminating data entry during receiving.
&bullConsistently monitors supplier performance.
Datacraft Solutions' Supplier Replenishment improves collaboration with suppliers and eliminates confusion, double orders and missed orders by providing buyers and suppliers with clear and visible replenishment status for every order in the system.

Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) delivers a revolutionary digital kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced significant growth in the past twelve months by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The Datacraft Solutions' replenishment supply chain digital kanban lean system allows customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate digital kanban solution.

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