Introducing Manufacturing with Kanban Supply into Production (1E3)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce manufacturing with kanban supply into production (1E3)

Introduction to Manufacturing with Kanban Supply into Production (1E3)

How to Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Scope Item Process Flows and Test Scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition for Enterprise Management.
  2. Select a country localization from the Version dropdown list.
  3. If necessary, select the Login icon in the upper left corner to log in.
  4. Go to the Accelerators section and, under General Documents, click the link SAP Best Practices content library.
  5. Select the relevant scope option checkboxes to filter information and locate scope item test scripts and process flows.
Ignore the BPMN2 version of process flows.


  • The Kanban method for controlling production and material flow is based on the actual stock quantity in production. Material that is required on a regular basis is continually provided in small quantities into production. With Kanban, instead of being pushed through production by higher-level planning, materials are called from the supply source by production at the manufacturing level where they are needed (pull principle). Replenishment or production of a material is only triggered when a higher production level requires the material. This replenishment is triggered directly in production using previously maintained master data.
  • Kanban replenishment is commonly used in - but is not restricted to - repetitive manufacturing environments, when a production process requires that the same or similar products are produced over a certain period at a certain rate per period. The products produced always follow the same sequence through the machines and work centers in production. Routings tend to be simple and do not vary much.

Key Process Steps Covered

  • Create and maintain Kanban control cycles
  • Maintain output control for Kanban summarized JIT call
  • Create independent planning and material requirements at plant level
  • Replenish Kanban container with Kanban just-in-time calls and event-driven Kanban


  • Reduce work in progress
  • Increase supply chain visibility
  • Reduce manufacturing supply chain costs
  • Reduce inventory and assets
  • Improve flexibility and visibility of manufacturing and supply chain processes

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