VISIBILITY INTO KANBAN STATUSES AND ACTIVITIES
Manufacturing Execution Software
MV2 has capabilities to support Kanban methods and lean manufacturing through electronic reporting and tracking tools. Visibility into Kanban statuses and Kanban activity, that are simply not available under traditional manual Kanban tracking methods, are made easy using the Electronic Kanban tools of MV2 Process Management. Manual Kanban methods can also create downstream issues with keeping ERP up to date with what is going on in production. Spreadsheets and other disparate tracking tools eventually get put into place to help fill the gap created with manual Kanban methods, which only make matters worse. Additional layers of activity, people and processes, not to mention multiple sources for the same information, make the whole process very prone to errors.
MV2 solves this with tools that integrate Kanban and ERP requirements through one solution. Requisitions for manufacturing orders or purchase orders for Kanban controlled items are fed immediately to ERP. With Plant Communications and Process Management in place, Kanban orders and manufacturing orders are displayed on one centralized Electronic Dispatch list.
Kanban loops are established to identify consumption and replenishment locations. The number of bins in place for an item and the quantities contained within that bin further define how much product is on hand to satisfy demand. Kanban bin labels can be printed as needed to properly identify bins. These and other aspects of the Kanban tools can help to greatly improve visibility into the production floor and optimize inventory tracking methods.