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Jean-Pierre

Hi there. Thanks for the post. I would like to ask what "Automated kanban replenishment across lines/sites/tiers" means?

Thanks.

Conrad

eKanban is a signaling system that triggers replenishment rules based on the movement of materials within a manufacturing or production facility. eKanban differs from traditional kanban in that it uses technology to replace elements such as kanban cards with barcodes and electronic messages. eKanban uses the internet as a method of routing messages to global locations or external suppliers and as a means to provide a view of inventory, via portals. These integrated messaging methods help to eliminate common problems such as manual entry errors and lost cards. eKanban systems can be integrated into MOM and ERP systems, enabling real-time demand signaling across the supply chain and improved visibility.

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