ALOM’s advanced planning and technology-driven inventory management systems assure correct product quantities at the right time and place, fully meeting demand.
Right Item. Right Place. Right Time.
Having the right item at the right time is the key to cost control. We do that by:
Analyzing global needs. Stocking inventory in the best locations to ensure seamless and value-driven assembly, distribution and returns management
Ensuring an accurate inventory. Detailed processes keep meticulous track of material flow to help reduce audits and re-counts
Sending automated alerts. Monitoring and flagging events such as when demand exceeds forecast, when certain items are received or when quantity falls below safety stock
Order Management Tools
It is said, a fast start is key to winning the race. We agree. Let everyone else play catch up. Our proprietary customer order portal, COMPASS™, developed and managed by our internal IT development team, is a robust and user-friendly tool for quickly placing orders and monitoring and managing supply chain activities online. COMPASS, along with ALOM BI, our proprietary business intelligence and data-analytics dashboard, provide real-time visibility, up to the minute tracking, actionable alerts and custom reporting across the entire supply chain. Additionally, the aggregation of historical data with real-time updates lets our customers review trends to refine future demand planning.
Vendor Managed Inventory
Our sourcing and procurement experts search the world for the most reliable suppliers producing materials that meet stringent product specification and volume requirements. We then perform regular supplier performance audits to ensure quality and performance are maintained at the highest levels. Using global planning tools and supplier quality methodology, we support vendor managed inventory models through:
- Multi-source procurement from domestic or international sources
- Customs arrangement/transportation
- Configuration management of hardware and electronic devices
- Integrated order management and fulfillment systems
- Worldwide supply chain management resources
Visibility & Control
Our integrated customer order portal, COMPASS and the ALOM BI data analytics dashboard are central to maintaining real-time inventory visibility and alert notification for both ALOM supply chain managers and our customers. To maintain the highest inventory accuracy in the industry, we follow proven and meticulous quality practices:
- Priority stocking on high-turnaround items
- Real-time inventory transaction and history access
- Just-in-time inventory management/lean manufacturing principles
- Expedited MRB problem resolution
- Obsolete material notification
Visibility and Control Through Business Intelligent Technology
We have the systems and proven processes in place to provide highly-refined demand planning and real-time global inventory visibility. Our approach is to understand the flow and movement of materials from a high altitude and then zoom in to optimize that movement while reducing time to market and disruption risk.
Our data-driven inventory management technology puts customers ahead by anticipating and sending alerts far in advance to mitigate potential problems.