E-Kanban, electronic interaction services for workplaces and storage systems.
Depending on the way the service is implemented, for example, the fullness of the storage bins for fasteners is automatically detected by sensors. The electronic kanban system sends a digital order signal to initiate replenishment (for example, Thermo King
, Ireland). In this case, the part or material number and the place where replenishment is required are transmitted. The software automatically orders the delivery of the batch to the corresponding workstation.
The purpose of Kanban is to ensure a continuous flow of materials while maintaining a pre-determined inventory level to ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials. Some of the main supporting technologies of Industry 4.0:
- Digital Twin: with the help of modeling methods or virtual representation of physical objects in real time, new Kanban cycles can be planned with greater foresight and ideally integrated into the existing production environment;
- the industrial Internet of Things allows you to constantly monitor the degree of completion of work;
- Cloud Computing: Data can be sent to the supply chain data bank to extend the kanban cycle to suppliers.
Electronic Kanban, eKanban, Kanban 4.0.Read more: ...eKanban complements some elements of physical Kanban with automation designed to eliminate errors...