Kanban with Throw-away kanban cards
Hardware required on the Supplier Side
A device with a web browser and internet connection
|As a supplier, you need a web browser to access the KanbanBOX web app, see your electronic kanban board and receive released cards from your customer.
The device may be a workstation, a laptop or just a tablet. With this device you have to print PDF files.
|A printer connected to the device||
As a supplier, you need a printer to print the released kanban cards.
You can use one of your already existing laser or label printers.
If you’re planning to extend this service to other customers, we suggest to dedicate a printer to this job with a personalized paper format. A label printer with removable labels (“attaches and detaches”) is a cheap and practical solution if you have to print many kanban cards a day.
A common barcode reader
|As a supplier, you need a barcode reader only if you want to advance the kanban cards through the intermediate stages (In Process, Done or In Transit).|
Hardware required on the Customer Side
|A device with a web browser and internet connection||
As a customer, you need a web browser to access the KanbanBOX web app, see your electronic kanban board and set cards as Released and as Full.
The device may be a workstation, a laptop or just a tablet.
|A common barcode reader||As a customer, you need a barcode reader to quickly set kanban cards as Released when they are emptied, and set kanban cards as Full when they are received.|
USB Barcode reader configuration
An barcode reader is a scanner that can read printed barcodes, decode the data contained in the barcode and send the data to a computer on keyboard emulation mode. This means that the data collected are transmitted to the computer as if they are typed from a keyboard.
The barcode reader has to be set up to emulate the same keyboard with which is configured the PC to which is connected (Italian, German, American, etc.). The configuration can be done using the instruction manual of the barcode reader, with which, reading provided barcodes, it is possible to configure the keyboard in use.
To test the barcode configuration, at the following link is present a test card: Client test page.