Parts Replenishment

Challenges

  • Failure to reorder parts in a timely manner results in either stoppage of the assembly line, expensive emergency/rush orders for parts, borrowing from other lines/locations or costly rework.

Solutions

  • By tagging parts 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 raw materials are consumed 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.