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Types of Kanban

Which types of Kanban can be identified in a pull based logistics environment?

Our e-Kanban System IKS supports all kind of Kanban types:

Supplier Kanban or external Kanban

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IKS supports Kanban to external suppliers or other sites. Kanban signals can be transmitted via Fax, E-Mail or Internet.
The Kanban processes can be defined individually per supplier in order to guaranty a high flexibility and therefor to establish the most efficient supplier process.

 

Transport Kanban or redistribution-Kanban

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A simple Transport- or redistribution-Kanban, which is often used between central warehouses and for example the production line, can be defined in various types in IKS.

Classical container- or cards Kanban as well as with a “Direct Print”, meaning to print a new Kanban card immediately when scanning an old card into status “EMPTY”, there are a lot of other possibilities to define these processes.

 

Production-Kanban or Kanban in fabrication

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The control of production processes with Kanban is a very ambitious theme. Very often manual Kanban Boards are in place. These Boards have sometimes a disadvantage, that this process can be fault-prone and difficult to handle.

IKS offers the possibility, to replace the manual Kanban Boards with our electronic Kanban Board. Kanban Orders are displayed in real-time and will be automatically reordered, in order to see which Items need to be produced next.

 

Kanban for Finished Goods

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In this case the production lines are often triggered out of the finished goods warehouse. A finished goods warehouse makes sense, when short delivery times and a high service level is requiered.

Also in this case IKS offers various solutions to define more efficient processes!

 

Customer Kanban or Kanban into a distribution centre

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Kanban directly to the customer is often used for spare parts, but also for dealers (e.g. for C-Item management). Often a Kanban System is also used for deliveries from the production site into a centralised distribution centre.

Very often there is no direct IT connection between the production site and the customer, therefor a suitable solution is our IKS Web-Portal. With the help of this tool, the customer can generate Kanban signals in real-time directly to the Supplier of these parts.

 

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Types of Kanban