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Purpose

You use the kanban signal to change the status of a kanban and to carry out the activities linked to the status change (for example, posting the goods receipt when setting the kanban to FULL or creating a replenishment when setting the kanban to EMPTY).

You have several options for triggering the status change:

With the barcode scanner without a display, all the necessary data is imported automatically and the status is changed correspondingly.

The bar code contains the following data:

If the next status is included in the bar code, then you require a separate bar code for every possible status. This means that at least the two bar codes FULL and EMPTY must be recorded on the kanban.

If you only want to use one bar code on the kanban, then use 0 instead of the status code. The next status is usually determined automatically in the background if you select the StatusSeq. field, EMPTY and FULL being used alternately. If you want the system to take other statuses into account in the automatic search, you can define a status sequence in Customizing.

If you then want to deviate from this set status sequence, you can also set the statuses manually. To do so you can enter the respective bar code number in the screen Kanban signal and choose the status desired.

Please note: if a status sequence has been defined in Customizing, you can only select the statuses that have been maintained here.

With the barcode scanner with a display, the necessary data is also imported automatically and the status is set correspondingly. If errors should occur when setting the status, then you can process the kanban and the conversion using the display of the instrument.

For further information on the settings for the mobile data entry, see the section Mobile Data Entry for KANBAN .

For further information here, see The Kanban Board.

Process Flow

Entering a kanban

      1. Choose Control ® Kanban signal ® Bar code.
      2. The Kanban signal screen appears. The tab page Processed kanbans is active.
      3. To enter a kanban enter the bar code. If you want to carry out a goods receipt and the quantity is smaller than the kanban quantity, enter the actual quantity under Actual quantity.
      4. Save your entries.
      5. The status is changed as soon as you Choose Continue .

Entering several kanbans

      1. Choose Control ® Kanban signal ® Bar code.
      2. The Kanban signal screen appears. The tab page Processed kanbans is active.
      3. Choose the tab page Preliminary entry.
      4. NoteBy choosing this tab page and then Kanban processing ® Save, you can ensure that the tab page Preliminary entry is immediately active on entering the screen.

      5. To enter a kanban, specify the bar code. If you want to carry out a goods receipt and the quantity is smaller than the kanban quantity, enter the actual quantity under Actual quantity.
      6. Select Continue.
      7. The system lists the kanban in the table.
      8. Enter the other kanbans in the same way.
      9. Save your entries.
      10. The system carries out the status change and lists the kanbans in the tab page Processed kanbans.

You have the option of entering kanbans from different control cycles and with different statuses at the same time. The individual kanbans are processed one after the other.

      1. To do this, select Control ® Kanban signal ® Manual entry.
      2. In the initial screen, enter the number of the control cycle or the following selection data:

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      1. Also enter the actual quantity and if necessary the batch. If you do not enter the actual quantity, the system uses the target quantity defined in the control cycle for posting.

NoteThe next status is usually determined automatically in the background if you select the StatusSeq. field, EMPTY and FULL being used alternately. If you want the system to take other statuses into account in the automatic search, you can define a status sequence in Customizing.

If you then want to deviate from this status sequence, you can also set the status manually. To do this, select the status you want. Please note: if a status sequence has been defined in Customizing, you can only select the statuses that have been maintained here.

 

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