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31. jan. 2015

Advanced Logistics - Murrelektronik's Kanban System

The right products in the right quantity in the right time and place, in the right quality and at the right price...

Time pressure and postponed delivery dates - these are the problems machine builders often have to worry about.  And sometimes they are caused by technicalities:

  • A sensor that was installed cannot be connected because the necessary cable is not in stock.
  • The selected cable is too short because it had to be installed in a different way than originally planned.
  • A machine stops in the middle of the night because of a defective, electronic component and the supply warehouse is closed.

Even comprehensive project management can’t prevent problems like these. Planning the demand for cables and connectors in advance is very difficult. Partially because exact cable lengths and connector designs are not determined until installation begins.
Unfortunately, this is the time when pressure is high. If, at this moment, a part that is rated as a C-part forms a bottleneck, every additional day you have to wait for delivery is a day too many.

Murrelektronik's Kanban system helps to avoid this stress!

This logistics concept is tailored to meet company requirements and it ensures setup can be done in due time. It guarantees that the cables and connectors needed for system installation are always available without increasing the inventory. The Kanban system transfers storing and, if required, part procurement directly into production. This saves time, money and nerves!

The 24/7 Maintenance Station for Service

A machine stops in the middle of the night because of a defective, electronic component. Replacing the part would be easy but the supply warehouse is closed. A long downtime is inevitable. The 24/7 maintenance station provides an assortment of spare parts tailored to the special needs of a customer’s machines no matter when that downtime happens. The parts taken out are logged to avoid the problem of missing inventory. The station is refilled at predetermined intervals based on customer schedules.