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Introduction


Manufacturing process is a fine tuned process that requires a lot of attention to mitigation of potential bottlenecks. The bottlenecks could be of various kinds but they all contribute to headaches in manufacturing. Inventory management is one of the sensitive areas for the manufacturers that may become a real headache if not managed properly.

The Challenge


Companies that receive orders for their products, manufacture and ship merchandise need to watch for potential shortages of components that make the final product.

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How to ensure that the sales team is aware how many items can be ordered at any point? What happens if there are multiple sales agents and or an on-line ordering system in addition?
Some companies also permit the sales agents to reserve some products based on an expectation of an order. This further complicates the inventory management process as the components needed to assemble a product must be subtracted from the existing inventory. There could be a situation when a number of orders compete for the same stock of components potentially causing confusion among the manufacturing staff. They may literally see a pile of the required components sitting on the shelf while their mobile data collectors show zero inventory available.
This leads to a question on how to address this and other complexities of the manufacturing process.

The Solution


SageData Solutions helped multiple clients to implement a system that efficiently tracks pending orders, inventory levels of various components, orders in process of manufacturing and much more. Our flagship software solution BassetPro in combination with Barcode and RFID technologies addresses the manufacturing inventory management challenges.

BassetPro has the capability to integrate with the back end systems like SAP, Quickbooks, etc.
BassetPro exchanges information with the back end system so a new or an existing order is instantaneously reflected in the components / materials inventory count. Likewise, the components taken from the inventory for an order manufacturing process are automatically subtracted from the inventory. This information is reported to the back end system and reflected in the product availability used by the sales team and or an on-line ordering system. We adjust our software to match the existing client's processes ensuring a smooth integration process.

BassetPro solution provides a number of specific reports allowing a real-time managerial supervision on the component inventories and associated activities.

Similarly, our solution provides retail clients with an ability to efficiently track in real time the merchandise from the moment of its arrival to the moment it leaves the store or a warehouse, know the stock levels, pending and received orders, and much more.

BassetPro has been in the field for over 25 years. Our solution underwent multiple revisions and acquired new capabilities making it a very flexible mobile software platform.

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For more information consider browsing the following links:

 - an introduction to asset management

 - barcode technology for manufacturing

 - occupational health and safety inspection

 - chemical inventory management

 - small warehouse management

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SageData is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

We design, supply and support systems built around RFID, Barcodes and Handheld computers.

For further information, or for advice and assistance with your application, contact Doreen Garvin or Trinity Joseph.

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To reach us by phone:
from outside Ottawa, dial 1-888-838-1067
from Ottawa, dial 613-225-4404


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