Point-of-Use Material Request System
Scan2Request allows employees to send material requests to purchasing or manufacturing over the web by scanning wireless electronic tags
Streamline communication between your purchasing department and warehouse/factory floors
Scan2Request point-of-use purchase requests allow operations personnel to immediately request material replenishment from your purchasing department. Use Scan2Request tags to establish smart kanbans whose replenishment quantities are wirelessly updated based on demand are seamlessly integrated with your existing purchasing function.
Use Scan2Request to Trigger Lean Pull-Based Production Order Releases
Manufacturers desiring lean pull-based flow can use Scan2Request to trigger production order releases. This approach allows shop floor workers to initiate work based on visual cues in a way that's tightly coordinated with ERP. Benefits include ensuring correct supply/demand netting, accurate order status visibility, timely material backflushing, improved WIP and raw material inventory accuracy, and reduced manufacturing lead times.
Receive Material Replenishment Requests via the Echelon SCM Web Portal
Centralized purchasing for pull-based floor stock has never been easier. Your purchasing and/or manufacturing departments receive Scan2Request requests initiated by warehouse or factory workers. Material requirements are displayed accordingly in our Echelon SCM web portal, which buyers or production workers can use as a to-do list to fulfill open requirements.
no ERP integration is required since your purchasing team will receive Scan2Request notifications over the web.
We have two different tag styles shown below that can be mixed and matched to manage material replenishment for a variety of stock types, from large stockpiles to small part drawers. Each tag is able to display the current order status and last receipt date for each virtual bin to provide supply chain visibility directly from the manufacturing or warehouse floor.
All tags are battery-powered and typically last four to five years before requiring replacement. Wireless communication uses multiple RF channels that are less susceptible to interference in manufacturing and warehouse environments than conventional wi-fi or Bluetooth.
Our mobile software can run either on new or existing hardware devices including smartphones and/or handheld scanners.
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