Praise from MEAC

by : Thomas Cutler

Ken McGuire from MEAC noted, ""Why would any true LEAN Manufacturer invest big money in software for managing Kanbans when what they really need is an effective Kanban communications service? The evidence is mounting against the 'elusive' systems with ERP integration many IT people are promising and hoping for. When they are finally achieved, if ever, they are found to be largely unnecessary and wasteful administrative boondoggles. Forrester Research found that only 41% of business executive's at large manufacturing and distribution companies have realized any perceptible ROI from implementing Supply Chain Systems."

The Datacraft Solutions' digital kanban product, Signum, received raves from Jim Malch, Director of Operations, Pacific Scientific, EKD: "Pacific Scientific Electro-Kinetics is excited over the short-term results achieved with Signum in just 4 months. PS/EKD has forecasted a minimum of 20% increase in inventory turns by year-end, and we've seen a reduction in the transactional processes that were necessary in the FAX Release system Signum replaced."

A Materials Manager from a Tier 1 automotive supplier noted the impact of Digital Kanban technology from Durham, NC based Datacraft Solutions: "We scan over 5000 cards a day, have just added 1500 parts from out tool crib, and have had zero part shortages since going live 3 months ago. Our inventory has reduced by approximately $2,000,000."

Signum is the Digital Kanban tool from Datacraft Solutions, Inc. ( According to Chairman and CEO Stephen Parker, "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."

Datacraft Solutions ( delivers a revolutionary replenishment supply chain 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' 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.

Demand Driven Supply Chain Networks, by default it incorporates the kanban process. Datacraft Solutions enables companies to sign up using a "software as a service" (SaaS) model and gain immediate realized value and visibility to their supply chain. Clients are provided the most optimum platform to create and maintain their Demand Driven Supply Chain Networks." This critical lean technology is all about the demand/pull which starts from the customer and drives the whole supply chain for the organization.