Control, IT and Organization Ensure Availability
We work with our customers to ensure that we have the right amount of components and finished goods available to meet their customers' requirements, without building up unnecessary and costly overstock.
Our inventory control consists of:
Basic Quality Assurance Practices
- Analyzing Global Needs. We analyze the need for placing inventory in specific locations worldwide, and we recommend using one or more of our worldwide locations to ensure seamless and cost-effective assembly, distribution and returns management. We take many factors into account, including cash management, customer service and international trade restrictions and customs cost.
- Procuring and Producing the Correct Parts. We analyze customers' forecast and requirements, use meticulous procurement practices and work with flexible vendors.
- Flagging Events. Our MRP system is integrated with ALOM's Supply Chain Management System, which flags events, such as when a customer's demands exceeds forecast, when certain items are received, or when an item falls below safety stock.
- Ensuring Accurate Inventory. Our processes enable us to constantly keep track of the materials' flow, helping minimize audits and recounts. Our warehouse is set up with a natural flow and is clearly divided between receiving, MRB and QA Hold, incoming inspection, the kit staging area, storing components and finished goods, and shipping.
- Ensuring Inventory is Safe. Read about the security measures in our state-of-the-art facility.
To maintain the highest inventory accuracy in the industry, we have implemented basic quality assurance practices, including:
- Employing detail-oriented staff that takes ownership of keeping the counts accurate
- Keeping our processes simple and easy to implement
- Storing product with high turnaround in easy-to-reach locations
- Making our customers aware of obsolete materials and resolving MRB problems quickly
- Utilizing JIT inventory management/lean manufacturing principles
- Having access to real-time inventory transactions and complete details of inventory transaction history