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Hansa Metallwerke links external suppliers via IKS supported Kanban

Hansa Metallwerke AG with headquarter in Stuttgart is one of the leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings in Germany.

Objective of the IKS project is the support of the processes which have been defined to link external suppliers via Kanban. The new Kanban processes have been designed with manufactus to realize all special requirements in the best way.

Main aspects to use IKS are:

  • complete visualization of the inventory at production levels
  • automatic sending of fax and email reports to external suppliers
  • linking of the ERP-system Baan to reduce manual bookings

Now Hansa starts to integrate the external suppliers and additionally the site in Czech Republic into the Kanban system.