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.
    Increased costs associated with unavailability of materials are greatly reduced.