Moving From Cards to Digital Kanban System Provides Rapid ROI

Ron Van Nostrand, CPIM, MBA, is the Services Project Manager for Datacraft Solutions.  According to Van Nostrand, “Companies with lean initiatives move from card kanban to e-kanban and the impact on their enterprise is dramatic.” Van Nostrand addresses the specific benefits of moving to an electronic or digital kanban environment.


Signum automates the administration and execution of electronic replenishment to reduce overhead costs for key operations personnel and to improve supply chain collaboration across a client’s supply network
Signum enable suppliers to gain visibility to our client on-hand inventory and consumption of their products which enables them to accurately anticipate the requirements of our clients (key to improving supplier on-time delivery performance and order fill rates)
In some cases, clients have realized reductions in inventory and the occurrence of inventory stock-outs far exceeding their wildest hopes
Clients have used the additional purchasing resource time freed up by Signum to embark on strategic purchasing initiatives including formal supplier development programs


Signum is really a relatively simple, but high tech solution, that the client can set up for live production quickly and after just five days, the client can be in position to achieve almost instant ROI through efficient application of real time supply chain collaboration and consumption-based replenishment.  Clients use the Datacraft Solutions’ SaaS tool for reliable and cost effective communication of the demand to suppliers and can receive the same pull-based usage from their customers.  Signum has an array of features and functions that can be used in an assortment of combinations that lead to very creative application to the particular challenges that face our customers who represent diverse industries.


Datacraft Solutions ( delivers a revolutionary digital kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT infrastructure. The company has experienced significant growth in the past two years by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as well as extensive training regimens and the need for internal support. Datacraft Solutions’ replenishment supply chain digital kanban system allows customers to access and utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low, predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an appropriate digital kanban solution.



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Sonja Foust



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