Vendor Managed Inventory
The Business Edge includes a complete Vendor Managed Inventory system. The basis for this system is the creation of bin labels for each VMI customer. The data for the Bin Labels is either entered or uploaded to The Business Edge. Bin labels that are printed by the system include the customer bin location and either the customer or vendor part number. They can also include the minimum and maximum for the bin. Beyond that, with the full Able Label integration, the labels can include a drawing of the part as well. These labels are affixed to the customer bins.
Customer Bin information is seamlessly integrated into The Business Edge. Labels are printed out directly from The Business Edge (including Able Label) and Handheld devices are loaded with up to the minute information from The Business Edge.
TWO SCANNER OPTIONS
The Bluetooth Scanner scans orders into the smartphone app which runs on all iOS devices (iPhones, iPads and iPods). The user can view detailed information about the scanned item instantly.
The user can upload orders at any time from wherever they have cell phone coverage or Wi-Fi access.
The USB Scanner stores the order internally until the user is ready to upload it to a PC, where detailed information is then shown to the user. The order is then transmitted to the vendor’s server over the Internet. This is particularly useful for customers scanning and submitting orders themselves.
Upon order submission, eMail confirmations are sent to the interested parties. The system also supports Consignment Inventory. Throughout the entire process, no one has to key in or write down a part number.
The order is perfect because it is based on information that was provided by the system in the first place. The result is exceptional customer service and a huge reduction in work.
The ultimate goal of the VMI system is to improve customer service, enhance customer loyalty and improve margins. The whole system is designed to be used by non-technical people so it is easy to implement.