Kanbans represent replenishment signals that are usually manual and highly visible such as a color-coded card that moves with the material, a light that goes on when replenishment is required, or an empty bin that is moved to the supply location to trigger replenishment.
The system provides support for external devices such as bar code readers to read kanban cards and trigger a replenishment signal.
Kanbans can be sourced from an external supplier or an internal organization. A "Supplier" kanban triggers a purchase request to the supplier, while an "inter-org" kanban results in an inter-organization transfer.
Kanbans are generally replenishable and cycle through the system from full to empty, remaining active until they are withdrawn. One-time signals called non-replenishable kanbans are used primarily to manage sudden spikes in demand.
You can define kanban pull sequences using inventory locators to represent kanban locations, compute kanban quantities by locator, and then track by subinventory in order to reduce the number of inventory transactions. See: Defining Kanban Pull Sequences
You cannot override the quantity for generated cards, but you can add additional cards or delete existing cards from the pull sequence to control the inventory in the replenishment chain. Function security is provided for this feature.
A supply source is defaulted from the sourcing rules if a sourcing rule is available for the item and kanban location. Only the primary supplier, based on the split percentage and ranking is used. You can manually override the quantity and supply source on a pull sequence only before the cards have been printed. Changes to the pull sequence will not be reflected until the old cards are deleted and new ones are created.
Updates to sourcing rules apply only to cards created after the update.
|Inter Org||Replenished by another organization|
|Intra Org||Replenished from another subinventory in the same organization|
|Production||Replenished by a production line|
|Supplier||Replenished by an external supplier|
If the Supply Status is Full, you can temporarily pull a card out of the replenishment chain by changing the Card Status to Hold. You can later change the status back to Active.
You can terminate use of a card by changing the Card Status to Canceled, but you cannot reverse this change. Only Canceled cards can be deleted.
|New||The kanban has just been created and is not yet part of the replenishment chain.|
|Empty||The kanban is empty and a replenishment signal has been generated.|
|Full||The kanban has been replenished.|
|Wait||The kanban is waiting until the minimum order quantity has been met by the aggregation of cards.|
|In-Process||For the Supplier source type, the purchase order has been approved. For the Inter Org source type, the internal requisition has been approved.|
|In-Transit||You have received an ASN indicating that the kanban quantity has been shipped from the replenishment source, but you have not yet received it.|
You can print duplicate cards only if the original is lost or voided. You are given a warning message before you can print duplicates.
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