Digital Kanban vs Manual Kanban : Datacraft Solutions

By: Thomas Cutler

Digital Kanban solutions within the demand-driven supply chain impact profit margins in several ways: by decreasing expense side tangible cost associated with legacy forecast management solutions, increase profit margins through efficiency gains. Increased customer satisfaction may result in additional sales to new as well as existing customers. Automated Kanban can dramatically reduce inventory, increase turns, and eliminate stock outs while enhancing supplier relations and customer satisfaction.

Manual Kanban presents numerous challenges:
&bullUnreliable due to too many human touch points.
&bullUnacknowledged responses due to the manual process.
&bullCards are controlled manually and susceptible to loss.
&bullLack of visibility.
&bullLack of timely automated reporting capability.

These issues are resolved by automated or digital kanban.

Software as a Service is a rapid, efficient and cost effective approach to implementing Automated Kanban.

SaaS is a MORE rapid, efficient, and cost-effective approach to Digital Kanban than traditional licensed Kanban software because:
oThe software is already installed in a production environment and ready to use.
oCustomer does not have to purchase expensive hardware or pay a very large upfront license fee for the application as well as purchasing hardware and prerequisite software and training support personnel on how to maintain/operate the system.
oPay as you go for what you use, not for what you do not use (user based pricing).
oImplementation time is generally less than a month to train personnel, configure the application and begin using the system.
oSupport of the system is accomplished by the experts that developed it allowing users to focus on their core business, not on how to trouble shoot hardware and software.


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' demand driven 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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