The potential points of failure in manual Kanban systems are manifold: cards can become lost, or illegible, or inadvertently mixed up. Requisition requests can be recorded late, or booked incorrectly, or delivered to the wrong location. In the worst case scenario, this leads to a short production downtime – simply because the required material is not at the assembly point. That costs not only time, but also money. Raise your production to the next level by automating and digitalising the Kanban processes on your shop floor.
The production processes in different companies are individual, and so too are the corresponding nexy eKanban systems. In line with the specific process requirements in each case, we develop individual solutions geared to the desired degree of integration and automation, as well as the site specifications in question.
Through digitalised and automated requisition notes, you can increase the process reliability of your production, while reducing avoidable intralogistics costs.
Applications for planning and managing Kanban rack loops and production processes differ depending on the user. Closed loops, Kanbans and lot sizes can all be stored in the software and linked flexibly and independently of the manufacturer to the nexy sWave.NET® wireless sensors. If a container is removed from a Kanban shelf, the relevant eKanban sensor sends a signal via the wireless system to the material flow control system. The eKanban system automatically registers the removal and, for example, creates a requisition note in the material management system.
The management system then reacts to the requisition request by ordering replenishment materials, for example by sending an automatic “line runner” to deliver to the rack in question. Continual monitoring of every shelf within every rack means that the appropriate sensor will also register and communicate the arrival of new containers. All processes and switching events are thus recorded in real time, and are also visualised on a configurable dashboard. Users can decide for themselves which production halls, control loops and materials should be managed.
Make printed Kanban cards for manual control of production processes and material flow a thing of the past. Install intelligent nexy sensors on your roller conveyors inside eKanban racks for completely automatic material supplies to assembly points and work stations.
Digitalisation and automation of material supply processes mean shorter delivery times for replenishments. This enables you to prevent excess capacities and unwanted interruptions, thus considerably reducing your intralogistics costs.
Integrate your field level seamlessly in existing IT systems and adapt the visualisation of all processes intuitively to your own needs. Wireless systems from steute can be operated alongside other wireless networks with no interference and are universally suited to later upgrading, as well as flexible expansion.
Full digital visualisation of your eKanban system in real time means that you always have a complete overview, enabling you to plan and control your processes perfectly. Individualised analyses and statistics based on the key performance indicators (KPI) relevant to you will further help you to evaluate your material flow.