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This process describes which parameters you need to enter for a control cycle with event-driven KANBAN.

Process Flow

To create a control cycle for event-driven KANBAN, proceed as follows:

  1. Starting from the main KANBAN menu, select Control cycle ® Create.
  2. The system displays the initial screen for maintaining the control cycle.

  3. Define the demand source by entering the following data:
  1. In the section of the screen entitled, Control cycle category, select Event-driven KANBAN and Choose Continue .
  2. The system now displays the data screen for maintaining the control cycle.

  3. Define the following parameters:

In the control cycle you define how replenishment between the supply source and the demand source is to be organized.

For further information see also Defining the Replenishment Strategy in the Control Cycle.

In event-driven KANBAN, the number of kanbans and the kanban quantity are not defined in the control cycle. Only the following basic data is maintained in the control cycle:

Kanban quantity proposed by the system when no order quantity is entered when creating the kanban signal.

When creating the kanban signal, the requested material quantity for this kanban is rounded up to the next complete multiple of the rounding quantity. The rounding quantity must be a multiple of the fixed kanban quantity.

Defines a fixed quantity of material per kanban and is used in the sense of a fixed lot size. This means, the system can only create kanbans for this material quantity.

If you enter an order quantity smaller than the fixed kanban quantity, the system creates a kanban for the fixed kanban quantity. If you enter a quantity greater than the fixed kanban quantity, the system creates several kanbans for the fixed kanban quantity until the order quantity is covered. This may mean that more material is procured than was requested as the system only procures complete multiples of the fixed kanban quantity.

If the containers have their own material master records, you can enter the material number of the kanbans. A new material type is provided for the kanban containers (CONT).

You define whether or not the kanbans are to be printed and which event is to trigger the printout. In addition you can define the printer. For further information see Printing and Circulating Kanbans .

In event-driven KANBAN, locking kanbans does not usually make sense.

If you want the delivery to be made directly to the production line, you can specify a precise delivery address indicating the supply area data.

To do this select Goto ® Delivery address.

The plant address is already complete. Here, you can also enter the information required for the supply area.

Further Control Data

You can also define the following parameters in the control cycle:

In addition you can control the separation of the goods receipt from the status change with the field Separate GR (see also Separating the Status Change from the GR Posting ).

You can assign a status sequence to the control cycle in the Status sequence field. This defines the order in which the statuses are set. It also specifies whether certain statuses are mandatory, whether some are optional, or whether some statuses are not allowed. For example, you can define that the statuses, IN PROCESS and IN TRANSIT have to be set after each other, but that the status IN USE is not allowed. You define the status sequence in Customizing for KANBAN. For further information on status see Status Change/Kanban Signal and Status Sequence .


You can also change the supply area in an existing control cycle, if the new supply area points to the same location as the old one.





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