In industrial production, the degree of complexity, required flexibility and amount of variants is overall increasing. As a result, the available space for materials at the assembly site is
becoming scarcer, and material supply disruptions are becoming increasingly cost-intensive.
The cost-effective provision of the right material at the place of need in the required quantity is a growing logistical challenge.
With WSN's Automatic Material Supply Control System (AMS) as an eKanban solution, you are able to meet these challenges.
A network of roller conveyor sensors equipped with latest wireless technology (WSNet) automatically detects the specific material requirements instantly and transmits the material request to the warehouse management system without any delay.
While WSNet Conveyor Sensors reliably report the current occupancy status of SLC (small load carrier) replenishment spots to a WSNet Gateway, our WSNet Call Buttons enable an instant and error-free material request for large load carriers (LLC), at the press of a button.
A clear status visualization of all eKanban carrier locations is provided at any time by the AMS control center software.
WSNet single module for detection of one empty replenishment spot
The occupancy status is reliably detected and reported wirelessly to the AMS control center.
Variant of the radio sensor module for monitoring two load carrier spots
The AMS system by WSN enables a flexible and highly efficient design of your Kanban material supply. Compared to conventional systems, it offers compelling benefits:
The WSN eKanban solutions are the results of our close collaboration with well-known logistics experts. We would like to thank Prof. Wolfgang Bode, University of Osnabrück, for the scientific support in the development / implementation / optimization of logistics concepts, logistics processes and profitability assessments.