Plex Systems ERP Software

Inventory Management

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

Manage containerization including collection of containers into master units; automatically maintain strict lot control; perform cycle counts; use directed putaway to minimize material handling by optimizing storage location.


  • 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 on-going 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 Putaway

    • 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 which 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; label data is constructed automatically based on product, customer and destination
  • Returnable Container Tracking

    • Track returnable and other types of containers and packaging
  • Serialized Individuals Inventory

    • Track returnable and other types of containers and packaging
  • Supplier Consignment

    • Manage payments for received items, materials, etc., which are to be invoiced at time of consumption rather than time of receipt.