Introducing Material Replenishment with Kanban – In-House Production (4B3)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce material replenishment with kanban – in-house production (4B3)

Introduction to Material Replenishment with Kanban – In-House Production (4B3)

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

  1. Navigate to SAP Signavio Process Navigator.
  2. Scroll down to the recently added solution scenarios and choose the SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition entry.
  3. In the left area, choose the tab Solution process and select the business area entry Manufacturing.
  4. In list on the right, search for the solution process of interest.
  5. Select the solution process to view the details and the process flow and scroll down to the Accelerator section to access the test script.
You can ignore the SAP Cloud ALM version of test scripts at this point.


The Kanban method for controlling production and material flow is based on the actual stock quantity in 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’re 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.

Key Process Steps

  • Create and maintain Kanban control cycles
  • Create independent planning and material requirements at plant level
  • Practice classic Kanban container replenishment with planned and production orders


  • 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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