The target of a pull-based manufacturing approach is to only produce goods as they are required by the customer or when required by the next step of the production process. That means, goods are not processed without a specific customer order. Replenishment for materials is not ordered before existing items have been used. Such a system is also called build to order production system or build to order inventory system.
Usually, Kanbard card system are being used to set up pull systems. With kanban cards, a worker can indicate that he requires inputs from the previous work station. This may include raw materials from warehouse or work-in-progress (WIP) from upstream operation work station.
With the WORKERBASE kanban pull system app, orders for materials or work-in-progress are sent from the smartwatch. This ensures that materials are delivered only when required and in the configuration as requested from the smartwatch interface.
The WORKERBASE Kanban app pull system app can be used for many application areas. In the example, the app is used for ordering missing material. The assembly worker uses the kanban app on the tablet to indicate missing material. The material request is sent to a forklift driver who uses the WORKERBASE smartwatch to fulfill the order.
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