Datacraft Solutions Increases Inventory Turns

by : Thomas Cutler

Datacraft Solutions ( 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.

According to Datacraft Solutions' CEO Stephen Parker, "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." Digital Kanban solutions provide supply chains with real-time visibility and management capabilities to assist in enabling winning and sustaining market presence. A clear example is a Datacraft Solutions' Automotive Manufacturing Industry Client realizing these savings:

oA 50% decrease in Inventory levels over six months ($16M to $8M)
oOrder of magnitude Increase in inventory turns from 10 to 105
o60%-70% of on hand inventory is 4-5 working days of demand.
oSignificant operational benefits
o5000 Scans a day with zero expedites over 6 months
oDoubled revenue while realizing above benefits

In today's global marketplace the competitive winners are those companies which can reliably and cost effectively supply their lines in a timely and continuous manner. Factory automation enables "Repeatability", "Quality" and "Cost Management."

&bullImport Demand: Allows users to modify and upload new card set information into Data craft Solution's pull-based Kanban solution, Signum.
&bullCalculation Reports: The "calculation reports" interface provides users with the ability to see all of their uploaded and processed demand data.
&bullPrint Cards: The "print cards" component enables users to print new cards for any card-sets modified during a DDII session.