Manufacturer of taps – Hansgrohe

Successful implementation of Kanban

Hansgrohe, a company sited in Schiltach in the Black Forest in Germany, has required a reputation as one of the main innovators in technology and design of sanitary taps, sprinklers and shower systems during its 109 years of history.

About 3.200 employees all over the world, two third of them in Germany, work for the company. After Abels & Kemmner aided with a successful change of the supply chain to pull-oriented procedures, Hansgrohe as one of the worlds leading tap specialists decided to take one step further towards an optimised supply chain: The innovative company integrated its suppliers by implementing a Kanban-System.

Piloting the implementation in a clearly separated, manageable section, organisational means as well as the possibilities of SAP were used in the process.

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