Plex

Inventory Management Modules

Track your inventory in real time with unsurpassed accuracy, depth of detail and traceability.

Automatically maintain strict lot control. Perform cycle counts. Manage containerization including collection of containers into master units. Minimize material handling by using directed put-away while optimizing storage location usage.
 

Container Types

  • Create and maintain a master list of inventory container types, including container type code, customer, customer part number, tare weight, cost, customer ownership and EDI codes
     

Cycle Count

  • Manage and conduct ongoing cycle counts to verify inventory accuracy
  • Use mobile devices to scan barcoded inventory tags
  • Use parameters such as location, part or item number or inventory type as the basis for the scope of each cycle count
     

Directed Put-away

  • Define warehouse zones and link them to inventory locations
  • Rank zone location preference
  • Designate product zone assignments to which inventory storage will be directed
  • Put-aways are directed to preferred locations by algorithms that consider default values and proximity to existing product storage
  • Reports include pending put-aways and zone location utilization
     

Heat Traceability

  • Track, identify and instantly trace the heat number (the unique serial number of a particular batch of metal) of metallic raw materials and any products made from them
     

Inventory and Lot Tracking

  • Track all inventory in real time using barcoded labels
  • Create inventory records identified by unique serial numbers for tracking and traceability
  • Use the serial number/barcode to analyze current or historical values of that inventory unit’s part or item number, lot number, quantity, location, status and other pertinent data
  • Use a variety of history and traceability reports to determine any inventory unit’s source material and components, processing history, quality inspections and details of shipment to the customer
  • Search inventory records and summarize them to whatever level of detail required

Inventory Location List

  • Create and maintain a master list of all physical locations in the facility, such as receiving areas, workcenters, storage locations and shipment staging areas
  • Identify external locations where inventory may be stored, such as outside processors and warehouses
     

Master Units

  • Create master unit records to move or otherwise manipulate a large number of containers at one time without having to scan or update each individual package or item; for example, a master unit record might represent the pallet on which several dozen packages (containers) are loaded

Packaging

  • Transfer finished goods inventory from bulk containers into discrete packages optionally collected into “master units” (typically pallets)
  • Apply barcoded labels to packages and master units, with label data constructed automatically based on product, customer and destination
     

Returnable Container Tracking

  • Track returnable and other types of containers and packaging
     

Serialized Individuals Inventory

  • Track individual serialized items rather than containers when a high degree of quality, inventory and cost tracking is required on individual items
     

Supplier Consignment

  • Manage payments for received items, materials and so on that are to be invoiced at time of consumption rather than time of receipt