Digital cable inventory management
Many companies have stated that they do not have a reliable overview of their own cable inventory. If the cable drum is then emptied unexpectedly, production may come to a standstill. To support customers in this challenge, LAPP has developed a solution: LAPP eKanban. "eKanban" is intelligent and networked cable inventory management, which promises lower process costs and efficient storage and helps to prevent production downtime.
What is the LAPP eKanban system?
The core of the solution is a smart sensor that generates data points via rotations on the cable drum and sends them to the cloud, providing customers with digital and real-time information on the content level of the cable drum. This means users can conveniently and directly read how much remaining cable length is still available on the drum – at any time and from anywhere. In keeping with the Kanban principle, our customers will thereby never miss the best time to re-order.
With the LAPP eKanban, we enable complete traceability of cable usage for our customers. We at LAPP thereby make sure that our customers are never surprised by an empty cable drum and a insufficient cable. Re-ordering cables is simplified by intelligent re-ordering prompts and a higher automation level is achieved. Thanks to the close linking of the service with LAPP, data on cable usage and delivery times can also be reconciled, making reordering so flexible that refills are always delivered on time.
How can customers purchase the LAPP eKanban system?
The solution will be tested with pilot customers over the next few months. Existing cable shelves and drums can also be retrofitted with the system. The aim for our customers is to achieve the highest possible efficiency in highly competitive markets while simultaneously being able to rely on maximum process safety.
If you too want to benefit from our eKanban solution, take this opportunity to test and help shape this range of services. We will learn about your needs and requirements and provide you with a better overview of your cable inventory management and the support of our connectivity experts.