Cupertino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/29/2014 -- Establishing pull systems using Kanban as the core underlying methodology, has been critical to the movement toward lean manufacturing processes during the past few decades. Companies moved to distributed manufacturing with operations and suppliers spread across the globe forcing Kanban to expand applications beyond the four walls of a single plant or location. Ultriva’s eKanban technology turns a manual card system into a powerful closed-loop Kanban delivering supplier collaboration, visibility into real-time order flows, as well as shipment and receipt information. Ultriva maintains the visual nature of Kanban while guaranteeing no lost or duplicate cards.
Ultriva’s eKanban is workflow-controlled to keep track of who did what, when, and where across the supply chain. This approach allows several metrics to be automatically computed, facilitating continuous improvement synchronized with specific lean manufacturing goals.
Ultriva’s eKanban solution ensures manufacturing supervisors and planners that material is available for production and replenished based on consumption. Other benefits include fast migration from manual signaling to electronic signaling, integration of Kanban signals to sales orders and outbound shipments, as well as effective tie-in of Kanban signals to the purchasing and receiving process.
Ultriva’s (http://www.ultriva.com) cloud-based platform leverages and seamlessly integrates with leading ERP and MRP systems, to deliver an end to end pull based replenishment solution. Ultriva, based in Cupertino, CA, implements a global demand driven manufacturing model by providing full visibility, scheduling, and sequencing of production of customer orders. Ultriva was named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects of 2014 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and the Ultriva blog was recently named one of 50 Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014 according to SupplyChainOpz. The company’s global footprint is increasing rapidly with implementations in wide variety of industry sectors and enterprises such as Magellan Aerospace, CareFusion, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, McKesson, Triumph Group, Regal Beloit, Thermo Fisher and more. Follow Ultriva on Twitter at @Ultriva.