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Realise Industry 4.0 compliance with StockSAVER from WERMA

Essential features of the system:

• Digitalise the Kanban system – the system monitors stock movement in and out of kanban
• Data on stock movement transmitted wirelessly to control station and cockpit view
• Automatic replenishment orders triggered once pre-set safety stock parameters have been crossed
• Visualise the status of each Kanban location on cockpit view

How does it work?

• System consists of sensors retrofitted to each flow rack rail to monitor movement of stock bins
• Data on stock movement transmitted from the racks wirelessly to receiver
• Control station view shows location and part to be replenished and for how long the request has been running
• Replenishment order can be triggered manually or data exported directly to an ERP sysytem

Problems solved:

• Kanban cards not required that can be lost or damaged
• No danger of a kanban card missing a milk-round collection and delaying replenishment
• Replenishing the wrong location impossible
• No need for “siege mentality” excessive line-side stockholding
• Improve cash-flow by reducing stock required

Benefits

• Package easy to retro-fit to existing flow racking
• Intuitive and easy to use software
• Data can be exported for use in local ERP systems


 
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