By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | January 6th, 2020

Optimizing Inventory Control & Parts Management for Production Facilities

Keeping track of materials is one of manufacturing’s most fundamental challenges. No production facility can operate at peak efficiency while contending with breakdowns in inventory management.

The first step to solving these your material handling challenges is to conduct an objective assessment of your process. Then, your organization can should consider technology that’s specifically designed for inventory control and parts management. Some of the tools work on their own or, more robustly, in combination with other technology tools.

The EWI team has developed Optimizing Inventory Control & Parts Management for Production Facilities to help manufacturers and distributors chart a path to a more efficient parts management and inventory management process. Download this guide to learn more about the technology listed below and more:

  • Inventory management software solutions—including Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS).
  • Locating solutions—including barcode systems, Radio-frequency Identification (RFID), Ultra-wideband (UWB), Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS), and Wi-Fi technology.
  • Delivery solutions—including Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), and automated crane and gantry systems.

Bringing in an experienced manufacturing consultant can provide eye-opening insights and novel approaches to inventory management that you otherwise might not identify or consider. EWI can work with you to identify, develop, and implement the technology that enables your organization to reduce costs, increase productivity, and experience the satisfaction of having that part right where it’s supposed to be, when it’s supposed to be there.

Are you ready?

What do you see as the most concerning issues today for inventory control and parts management? What specific problems do you face at your company, and what information or services do you need to solve them? To speak to an EWI specialist about a project or immediate need, contact 614.688.5152 or [email protected].

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