Lean Digital Kanban Eliminates Stock-outs

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.

One of the key features to Datacraft's technology is its ability to manage outside processing to increase visibility to all material and work-in-process both on and off-site. As a result, companies can better manage sub-contracted processing such as heat treatment, sheet metal operations and component manufacturing. For the first time, material managers will have real time inventory and scrap data for all material at their outside processors. This allows manufacturers to reduce production cycle times by days (and sometimes weeks) while significantly reducing unnecessary raw and component material inventories. The ability to track and identify scrap rates also improves inventory accuracy while holding suppliers to committed performance objectives.

Stephen Parker, CEO of Datacraft proudly noted, "Our exclusive digital kanban solution continues to be an innovator with software applications that support Lean best practices. "Outsourced manufacturing is a major trend and there are a limited number of tools available that help companies realize this type of success within a Lean program. Signum allow Datacraft's customers to dramatically reduce inventory, shorten cycle times and eliminate stock-outs in this key business area."

The digital kanban software allows plant management to track inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and reductions in supplier lead times as they are achieved.

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.