OPEN AND VIRTUAL STORAGE
In addition to the many configurations of controlled POU vending solutions, Seco also offers Virtual (or open) Inventory Management, applying the same technological advantages while providing a near-limitless opportunity for tracking and control. Together with SupplyPad™ you can manage a world of stockroom inventories efficiently.
Our Virtual Inventory Module (VIM) allows customers who use SupplyLink to track transaction for products that are not physically within a SecoPoint device. With proper user participation, items are easily tracked with full SupplyPort reporting capabilities and business rules.
How does it work? It begins when materials are “loaded” into the VIM location for selection by users via the SupplyLink or SupplyPad to select the items needed. The SupplyLink screen then shows where exactly the item is stored (Aisle, row, rack, bin, shelf, closet, etc.), and the transaction is recorded for reporting. Also note that all standard ordering rules and inventory alerts can apply to items loaded in VIM.
By tying into our SupplyLink, VIM gives you the same great features as our other vending solutions: re-ordering, reporting and consumption management.
SupplyPad provides mobile materials control for barcode tagged materials wherever they are located at your facility. It includes all of the reporting capabilities in a handheld device. SupplyPad supports all of our normal functionality including
kitting and order-based fulfillment also features the ability to track barcoded items. Check-in/check-out is as simple as a quick scan. The device automatically logs who used the materials with applicable time limits and allocation codes, if desired.
If your facility has a wireless network SupplyPad will upload transactions as it is carried from location to location. If the facility does not have a wireless network the device will record all of the transactions and upload them all as soon as it is returned to the docking station.
The industrial docking station holds the SupplyPad either on a desktop or in a vehicle (forklift, car, maintenance vehicle, etc.) so you can bring control to multiple facility locations with one device.