Purchasing & Inventory
Managed eServices

for manufacturers and distributors

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Hands-Free Always-On Inventory

Planning, Optimization, Execution, and Monitoring

automated purchasing

Purchasing Services

We issue purchase orders in either your system or ours for selected stock items that you source, negotiate pricing for, and then assign to us to sustain.  Let us optimize your demand planning, purchasing, and suppliers' performance as your designated supply chain administrator so you can focus on meeting key operating objectives.

point-of-use ordering

Point-of-Use Reordering

In addition to conventional MRP ordering logic, we also employ our Scan2Order wireless IoT technology to enable point-of-use stock replenishment for products, materials, and supplies to reliability meet demand.

consigned inventory

Inventory Optimization

We can perform demand planning and incorporate forecasts as needed to optimize inventory levels and execute purchasing to ensure that your desired service levels are met.  Our eServices can be configured to support the purchase or sale of products, materials, or supplies with any of your trading partners.

consolidated billing

VMI Management

We can provide a standardized online platform to execute vendor-managed inventory (VMI) for multiple suppliers, customers, or sites.  We can monitor work in process (WIP) or sales to automatically trigger billing and transfers of inventory ownership based your or your customers' usage.

Benefits

Lower marginal operating costs

Improved stock availability

Reduced inventory

Improved customer satisfaction

Facilitated VMI management

Hands-on extended support staff

Supplier- and/or customer-facing

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integrated or standalone

Continue Using Your Existing System - No New Software

We do not sell software.  We can purchase using either your system or ours.  Our managed eServices can be performed either standalone or using your existing ERP/WMS systems to provide hands-free purchasing, inventory, demand planning, and supplier collaboration.  We are system-agnostic.

Augment Your Existing Staff

Your staff will continue to source suppliers and negotiate pricing.  We then execute accordingly for the stock items that you assign to us.  You're not only ensuring cost-effective stock availability when you allow us to apply our hands-on statistical inventory management and purchasing methods to your products, materials, or supplies.  You're also enabling your existing staff to focus more strongly on job functions and other items that may be more dynamic and require extra special attention.

Uneven or sporadic demand?  No problem.  Maintaining economic and effective inventory levels for stock items where "demand spikes" are common is our specialty.

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supply chain management

A Supply Chain Execution Model Built for Efficiency and Effectiveness

Let us optimally manage your planning, purchasing, and inventory for those strategic items of interest that are critical or challenging to manage.  Echelon eServices enables businesses to effortlessly and optimally maintain consigned and non-consigned stocks using our IoT technology, enterprise automation, cloud-based supplier collaboration tools, and proven lean material management methods.  You specify the service levels and we drive your supply chain to meet them.

Point-of-Use Reordering

In addition to conventional MRP methods, we offer our Scan2Order wireless IoT point-of-use material replenishment technology to enable our clients to improve fulfillment lead times and on-time shipments by ensuring that products, materials, and supplies are maintained as needed to reliability meet customer demand.  Our reordering methods facilitate and simplify consigned inventory and vendor-managed inventory (VMI) for both the customer and supplier as part of an actively managed and integrated supply chain.

Automated purchasing
VMI Billing Management

VMI Management: Planning, Execution, and Billing

We enable suppliers and customers to practice vendor-managed inventory (VMI or consigned inventory) for material categories that have previously been challenging to manage.  We monitor usage to mediate billing, ordering, and transfers of inventory ownership.

Suppliers can differentiate themselves by using these capabilities to offer VMI to entice new customers and keep existing ones.  Consumers can similarly employ our eServices to easily establish VMI consigned inventory with their existing suppliers.

Demand Planning Integrated with the Supply Chain

Echelon eServices enables you to use your forward-looking demand forecasts to drive material planning and supplier deliveries.  Even if you don't currently have effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) or sales forecasting, we can help you develop and implement practical and sustainable strategic planning processes to optimally manage your supply chain.  You may be surprised to learn how easy, effective, and sustainable your demand planning can be.

Demand Planning

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Contact us to learn how we can make key parts of your supply chain significantly more efficient and effective