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In event-driven KANBAN, material provision is not based on a predefined number of kanbans or a predefined kanban quantity. Instead, it is based on actual material consumption. The material is not continually provided and replenished at a supply area. It is only replenished when specifically requested. In this procedure, the advantages of the KANBAN module are used to make the material replenishment process even more simple.


In the event-driven KANBAN procedure, you can also use all the functions available in the KANBAN module.


You must maintain separate control cycles for event-driven KANBAN.


In this procedure, a kanban is only created when required. That is, kanban creation is triggered by a certain event. The system creates a kanban for every requested material quantity, which is subsequently deleted on replenishment.

The event-driven kanban is created using a separate function. The quantity to be replenished is defined directly in this function. In the control cycle, you can define the following restrictions for the definition of the kanban:


For technical reasons, it is not possible to create several production orders for several kanbans all at once. The system does not allow such an entry.

Change your entry or the business process so that only one kanban is created. For example, make several entries, each with smaller quantity.

If this is not possible, change your replenishment strategy from production orders to planned orders/run schedule quantities.


  1. Using a separate transaction, the kanban signal is triggered which creates one or several kanban(s). The quantity or the number of kanbans depends on the required quantity and the specifications in the control cycle. A replenishment element is created for each kanban created depending on the strategy.
  2. Replenishment is carried out.
  3. The kanban is set to FULL and, if necessary, a goods receipt is posted.
  4. When you set the kanban to EMPTY (for example, using either a bar code or the kanban board), the system deletes the kanban.
  5. A new kanban or new kanbans with replenishment element is/are not created again until you retrigger the kanban signal using the function, Event-driven kanban.




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