SaaS for Supply Chain Proves Most Effective According to Datacraft Solutions

Released on: February 15, 2008, 12:00 pm

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Telecommunications

Press Release Summary: SaaS for Supply Chain Proves Most Effective According to
Datacraft Solutions

Press Release Body: SaaS is a more rapid, efficient, and cost-effective approach to
Digital Kanban than traditional licensed Kanban software because:
o The software is already installed in a production environment and ready to use.
o Customer does not have to purchase expensive hardware or pay a very large upfront
license fee for the application as well as purchasing hardware and prerequisite
software and training support personnel on how to maintain/operate the system.
o Pay as you go for what you use, not for what you do not use (user based pricing).
o Implementation time is generally less than a month to train personnel, configure
the application and begin using the system.
o Support of the system is accomplished by the experts that developed it allowing
users to focus on their core business, not on how to trouble shoot hardware and

According to Datacraft Solutions' CEO Stephen Parker, "SaaS (Software as a Service)
is the fastest growing segment of the software development industry. It enables our
customers to rapidly implement our solutions without incremental investments in
infrastructure. This facilitates a rapid path to return on investment. In addition,
SaaS allows our customer to implement a solution at a predetermined monthly cost.
Datacraft Solutions provides all system maintenance, upgrades and functional
enhancements without the cost creep of additional modules."

The Demand Driven Supply Chain leader has a target customer: manufacturers that are
managing a supply chain of many suppliers with varying lead times. These are
typically assembly line manufacturers that have typically carried higher levels of
safety stock due to the costs associated with stock outs on an assembly line.

Digital Kanban solutions within the demand-driven supply chain impact profit margins
in several ways: by decreasing expense side tangible cost associated with legacy
forecast management solutions, increase profit margins through efficiency gains.
Increased customer satisfaction may result in additional sales to new as well as
existing customers. Automated Kanban can dramatically reduce inventory, increase
turns, and eliminate stock outs while enhancing supplier relations and customer

Manual Kanban presents numerous challenges:
. Unreliable due to too many human touch points.
. Unacknowledged responses due to the manual process.
. Cards are controlled manually and susceptible to loss.
. Lack of visibility.
. Lack of timely automated reporting capability.

These issues are resolved by automated or digital kanban. Software as a Service
is a rapid, efficient and cost effective approach to implementing Automated Kanban.

Datacraft Solutions ( delivers a revolutionary digital
kanban process of automation solutions to lean manufacturers through a secure
Internet gateway, eliminating the need to install and maintain a complex IT
infrastructure. The company has experienced significant growth in the past two years
by eliminating complicated, expensive, time-intensive software implementations as
well as extensive training regiments and the need for internal support. The
Datacraft Solutions\' replenishment supply chain digital kanban lean system allows
customers access and fully utilize powerful lean benefits immediately for a low,
predictable monthly fee. Services are scalable so manufacturers can design an
appropriate digital kanban solution.

Datacraft Solutions
Sonja Foust

Web Site:

Contact Details: Datacraft Solutions
604 W. Morgan St.
Suite B-9
Durham, NC 27701

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