Automated Replenishment of Consumables

Challenges

  • Failure to reorder consumables in a timely manner results in either an inability to supply
    operations, expensive emergency/rush orders for parts, borrowing from other locations or
    costly rework.

Solutions

  • By tagging consumables with RFID, consumption can be tracked in real-time and in an
    automated fashion.
  • This consumption is tracked against a preset minimum level for each part and automatic
    reordering is initiated when these threshold levels are reached.

Benefits

  • As consumables are utilized and assemblies created automated triggers can be set off based on
    preset rules for replenishment on an item by item basis.
  • Lost revenues and profits associated with downtime are greatly reduced as parts shortages are
    eliminated and inventory management and parts replenishment efficiencies are realized.