About KanbanBOX

KanbanBOX is a cloud-based eKanban solution designed to help manufacturing plants track replenishment and consumptions across sales, purchase and production lines. Features include workflow management, automated Kanban dimensioning, reporting, inventory tracking, traceability and material handling. The solution facilitates communication and allows teams to share Kanban information with clients, partners or suppliers in real-time. Administrators can measure containers and print cards and monitor conditional changes in systems. It enables factories to process orders, group production in batches and streamline delivery and picking operations. The platform also helps healthcare organizations track stock levels, expiry dates, and resources utilization. KanbanBOX offers i...

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KanbanBOX User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 18 reviews

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Sergio

Cadel

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Renewables & Environment

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed March 2020

Kanbanbox and us, a success story

I've been one of the first users of kanbanbox many years ago. Our production was previously pulled by physical kanban card system. Just from the beginning I felt that something good happened in the company. From that day many things happened: We connected kanbanbox to our ERP we synchronized our drawings database We extended the kanban system also to multi-supplier item categories We connected our last laser cutting machine in order to start cutting new batches just after the customer asks for them with no time loss or in-office information process In few words kanbanbox was by our side during last years while our company was doubling its size

Pros

Easiness and plug-and-play are the features that you feel at first glance, however pro user features will enable you to use kanban pull system in ways you didn't even wonder. And if a particular feature isn't available yet... try to ask for it at the managing team!

Cons

I never find major remarks about this software yet

Response from KanbanBOX

Thank you, Sergio, for the positive feedback. We always aim to operate as a partner, to build successful and long term relationships!

Replied May 2020

Francesco

Lago Spa

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Design

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed March 2020

Kanbanbox: a strategic tool for the lean

Our company, Lago Spa, was using the pull system when it appers essential to adopt a new tool to manage easier the old paper kanban. We looked for a software that could offer a visual and a simply management of the kanban for our warehouse workers and, at the same time, that could share the kanban logic with suppliers, to make smarter also the puchasing office. The electonic kanban permitted us to strenghten the relationships with our suppliers, thanks to these main functions: the sharing of the blackboard, the traceability of the large packages and the rigour in observing the lead time.

Pros

What I like most about Kanbanbox is the idea through which it has been designed and implemented, that offers a possibility of a clear communication and a smart interaction between suppliers and clients. The main goals in using this software are both the reduction of non-value time for our purchasing office and the growth of the efficiency of the supply chain. Another positive aspect of Kanbanbok is its ductility: thanks to its logic and simply language we had the possibility to apply this system also in the carpentry, which is a strategic and multifaceted sector in our company. The electronic kanban permits to manage different types and quantity of products during all the different phases of the production, keeping the stocks at a minimun level and previewing the future needs. In my opinion Kanbanbox can been considered not only a tool for the supply chain but also an instrument to support the planning of the inner production.

Cons

Since Kanbanbox receives inputs from the financial markets and the buyers as well, there are some areas that can be implemented thanks to the suggestions of the users. For instance, we asked Kanbanbox to develop dashbords that can be personalized to show kpi. This function, at the beginning, was for us less high-performance than now.

Response from KanbanBOX

Thank you for your feedback, Francesco. To provide better service around the KPI monitoring, we have implemented the possibility to gather data from KanbanBOX and to customize BI dashboards with different BI Tools. In particular, we have developed pres-set dashboards for Microsoft PowerBI.

Replied May 2020

User Profile

Roberto

Delka s.r.l.

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

3

Reviewed April 2020

Eight years with Kanbanbox

Pros

Easy way to manage my daily operations, from purchase to production , the network is working efficiently, my suppliers ( internal or external) can every time check the situation of kanban stocks. Since we have introduced kanbanbox in our business , we reduce delays with our customers and supplier . Another plus is the statistic record report that you have about all the operations made.

Cons

Honestly what I didn't like in the past has been improved

Response from KanbanBOX

Thank you, Roberto, for the positive feedback. We are aware that the improvement process of KanbanBOX is still in place and we work hard to continuously add new features.

Replied May 2020

Pier Antonio

Idea srl

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Furniture

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed April 2020

Kanbanbox in IdeaGroup

A problem in supply chain management in our market sector is the high seasonality of products: this is the reason why initially implemented traditional kanban didn’t work. It demanded an hard maintenance, a stock increasing instead of decreasing, and stock out was a problem. So we tested the electronic kanban with Kanbanbox combined with a weekly maintenance based on past (historical consumption) and future data (order backlog): in this way we reached a “pull” management of materials with the control of seasonality. This result was also presented and exported in all Ideagroup’s companies: now we are able to manage 2700 items and 8000 kanban in 4 hours a week (with a staff saving of 5 days a month). Passing from a material management with MRP to electronic kanban, we have reached a 50% stock reduction, an improving in consumption and suppliers data analysis (it’s easy to integrate Kanbanbox with a software of Business Intelligence), a decreasing of stock out, an increasing of suppliers reliability: Kanban system needs punctuality (the buffer stock is sized with a fixed delivery time) and this promote a partnership between the two parts.

Pros

The product is very easy to use, it’s not a problem to integrate the software with the ERP. Kanbanbox is a very specific solution for electronic kanban system but it has a high flexibility to implement it in all production processes. Recently Kanbanbox has presented an extension to integrate all the supply chain (to manage not only kanban items but also “closed orders” created with an ERP).

Cons

The “maintenance kanban” function could be improved (in our company we use an external platform to combine Kanbanbox and ERP data).

Response from KanbanBOX

Thank you for your feedback Pier. New functionalities on the Kanban maintenance will be available during 2020. The most relevant will be the implementation of suggestions in case of seasonal trends, and the reliability assessment of the maintenance suggestions!

Replied May 2020

Enrico Paolo

FIC S.p.A.

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed April 2020

Irreplaceable tool

Switching, where possible, from MRP to visual management. Full control of stock, rotation increase, sqeueezing of the cahin between the plant and the supplier. It is a continuous way to check the status of art of the parts you're waiting for and, in the meantime, the supplier also can observe the plant behaviors and prepare to adjust his plans.

Pros

Quick to be implemented, both for the Plant and for Suppliers. User friendly interface, it is a tool for evverybody, from logistics directors to direct workers Suppliers accepted to use it just for its simplicity. Immediate barcodes printing which could be read by every smartphone

Cons

A little bit complicated to manage the differences among the relationships to be correctly created: planner, supplier, partner...

Reasons for choosing KanbanBOX

The proposal from the softaware hous wsa, while quite expensive, also to much tied to the ERP without saying that was not remotely reachable

Response from KanbanBOX

Thank you, Enrico, your suggestion is appreciated: during the implementation at your facility, only pdf guides were available. Now there is a completely new knowledge center with on-line hypertextual guides and video-guides, specifically developed to ease the training for news users. A You-Tube channel is in development!

Replied May 2020

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