Every customer has their own individual requirements for the delivery of their C-parts that are influenced by the industries, location, work processes and many other factors. The demand-led supply of C-parts according to the Kanban principle is often required as part of heavily automated production processes. Kanban systems can be deployed where the use of products is easy to forecast and the portfolio is harmonious, the products are readily available and the infrastructure for this type of system can be guaranteed. There are basically two types:

Classic Kanban system

The Japanese procurement strategy works according to the “supermarket principle”. The consumer takes the product off the shelf and this is replenished directly. With the classic Kanban process, a demand-led quantity of a single product is stored in containers in a buffer stock and can be taken from here. The containers are labelled with a card containing the product and order data. An order is triggered when a critical stock level is reached.

e-Kanban system

e-Kanban works according to the same principle as the classic model. Orders are triggered automatically through the use of information technology to optimise and speed up the process.

Advantages of Kanban systems

  • Acceleration of product flow

  • Reduction of stock

  • Optimization of factory logistic costs

  • Process quality improvement

Your contact

Thomas Dahmen

Project manager Kanban