Smart Reordering System
- more than eKanban -
With the Smart Reordering System, you can manage your warehouse stock in a simple and intelligent way, and optimize your material flow. This will save you valuable storage space, cost, and time, because inventory and order processing will no longer be carried out manually but fully automated. Moreover, the Smart Reordering System is versatile and can be used either as fully automated Kanban system or as a supplement to already existing systems in order to digitize your entire intralogistics.
Your next step towards lean manufacturing.
Administer your warehouse stock in a simple and intelligent way
In many companies, production is based on a pull principle. Therefore, it is important to always have enough material in stock to be able to process orders. Frequently, stock levels are managed manually via Kanban cards or with barcode solutions. Fixed time intervals regulate the material supply chain. That makes the material flow inflexible. Add the countless manual processes, and a flexible inventory management and thus dynamic production become impossible. All of that leads to inefficient inventory management and high buffer stocks that need space and tie up capital in the manufacturing logistics.
Automate your inventory management
The solution is our Smart Reordering System. It allows you to manage your entire warehouse stock automatically and according to your requirements – from place of delivery to the assembly workstation.
Functioning of the SRS system
This is how smart inventory management works:
Sensors send information to the inventory stocks
In order to record your stock levels automatically, you need sensors. The ones used for the SRS are battery powered and can be installed easily and without further cables, whether they are at the point of delivery, at pallet sites, assembly workstations or Kanban shelves. Once installed, the sensors automatically control your Kanban and buffer stocks and send the information to a gateway.
All data come together in the gateway
The gateway collects all data related to the inventory in your warehouse that have been transmitted by the different sensors. Once bundled, the gateway sends the encrypted data to the database and the cloud application.
Data available in the cloud
All inventory stock data are stored securely and encrypted in a database. Via an equally encrypted connection, they reach the cloud application. This allows you to check and analyze the current inventory on your personal dashboard at any time and wherever you are and optimize Kanban processes.
Compatible with other systems thanks to interfaces
Standardized interfaces allow you to use inventory data even outside the Smart Reordering System. Our solution is compatible with various ERP systems.
Advantages of the Smart Reordering System
Lean Manufacturing with Smart Reordering
instead of eKanban systems
The Smart Reordering System is a holistic logistics system and offers lots of advantages compared to eKanban solutions. In detail, these are:
Low cost and effort for set-up
Compared to eKanban solutions such as eKanban Scan or eKanban RFID, the costs for the set-up are low, and the effort is also minimal. For all kinds of use, you need the same type of sensor, which is battery powered and does not require cables. Even communication is completely wireless.
Dynamic stock management
The Smart Reordering System will notify you automatically as soon as stock materials in your warehouse fall below a limit value. You chose this limit value yourself according to an ideal material flow. This means, you do not depend on fixed time intervals as with classical Kanban solutions, but you can still rely on your warehouse being sufficiently stocked at all times. At the same time, you reduce buffer stocks.
The sensors of the Smart Reordering System continuously record your stock. On your dashboard, you can check the current stocks at any time on a graphic display, or you are automatically informed about your stock. This is how replenishment times and empty trips are reduced.
Automated inventory management
The Smart Reordering System monitors the inventory levels with sensors and automatically reports short supplies back to you. Manual Kanban processes and scans are unnecessary. Using standardized interfaces, the Smart Reordering System can also be implemented into your existing ERP systems for direct information exchange.
What our customers and partners say
Michael Melzer, Manager production system at Metabo
I see the Smart Reordering System as an opportunity to complement our existing eKanban system. A potential use case at Metabo is the monitoring of the empties returns at the supermarkets or at sites. I expect to optimize our empties return areas and the replenishment processes.
Since the installation is fast and flexible, I can also think of variable uses in the field of process optimization. The system helps collect numbers, data and facts and thus offers a solid basis for optimizing lean management and processes.
Joachim Walter, COO BeeWaTec AG
Companies that successfully use lean management and plan and organize their production meticulously, have all required materials in stock and in the right place thanks to Kanban systems. In practice, however, it still happens frequently that stocks are not ideally dimensioned at the respective consumption points. Counteracting this, seems to me the greatest benefit of the Smart Reordering System, as well as adapting the entire intralogistic supply chain dynamically and in real time. The inventory stocks can be increased or reduced between the individual consumption points without much effort and based on real, current data.
Moreover, the Smart Reordering System allows you to test scenarios in the inventory change of individual process steps in real time, makeing the supply chain even tougher. That is how the Smart Reordering System contributes to the analysis and sustainable development of the intralogistics supply chain.
Benjamin Braun, Sales Manager Just Pack GmbH
With the Smart Reordering System, we extend our existing “Kanban Pack +” and digitalize warehousing.
Until now, supply care for our customers has usually happened manually and in fixed, pre-defined intervals. SRS enables constant supply coverage and monitoring without the need for personnel. That allows us to plan deliveries even better, tailored to the demand, as well as respond to last minute increases of demands. The registered data additionally helps optimize the processes and use available capacities ideally.
Because of its simple set-up, it is worth implementing it also for C parts. Even a change of storage locations is not a problem due to the Smart Reordering System, as it takes on changes with minimal effort.
Get information about smart reordering,
your alternative to classic eKanban systems
Are you interested in our Smart Reordering System? Then take the next step toward lean manufacturing with us. We will develop the Smart Reordering System alongside you and according to your needs, and we support you to ideally manage your inventory stocks. Sebastian Köhler will be happy to answer your questions and provide further information.