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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - ERP Lean Kanban

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - ERP Lean Kanban


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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, WorkWise Edition - ERP Lean Kanban

2 Jun 2020

Aptean Staff Writer


  • Complete Shop Floor Control and Synchronization
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Control the Flow of Your Shop

Kanban is a communication system that controls the flow of the shop, and synchronizes the level of production to customer demand.

Kanban is a visual system that allows everyone to see the flow, and to adjust to the level at which it is set. Kanban uses signals to determine when an operation should be started, and these signals can be cards, containers, emails or electronic notices.

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Kanban can be used effectively in circumstances where demand is relatively stable (plus or minus 10 to 30%), and operations are not shared on multiple product lines with variable demands. Quantities can exceed the lot size of one, which allows for some flexibility in the shop for unexpected events, but not enough to overload the shop with excessive inventory.

Kanban Features and Benefits

Kanban can be applied to the areas and products that you decide need it. Complete work-order less circuits can be designed from supplier to consumer to completely streamline your operation, including the functions below.

Key Features

  • Barcode Scan for Visual Replenishment

  • Kanban Card Printing

  • Kanban Card Management

  • Kanbans for Purchasing, Production and Moves

  • Single and Multiple Step Production Kanbans

  • Multiple Cards/Circuit

  • Multiple Circuits/Item and Location

  • Kanban Usage Audit Reporting

Kanban Benefits

  • Leveling of Production. By setting Kanban quantities that tie back to customer demand levels, the entire shop is set to those exact demand quantities.

  • Reduction of Paperwork/Planning. Since the Kanban system runs on the Kanban signal (card, container, or other signal), there is no need for shop orders, production floor scheduling and so on.

  • Lowering of WIP. By coordinating the production of each operation to the demand coming from the next operation, the work in progress inventory is limited to that of the Kanban settings.

  • Improved Quality (Less Inventory Before Discovery). The practice of Kanban includes not sending poor quality down the line, lowering the cost of rework or disposal.

At Aptean, we know manufacturing. From computers and electronics to fabricated metals, our ERP is designed to conquer the challenges discrete manufacturers facetoday and every day.

Want to find out how our industrial manufacturing ERP, Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP, can help your business? Contact us today to chat with one of our experts or schedule a demo to see for yourself.

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