You Don’t Have to Spend Your Holidays Counting Inventory

  • Modern Manufacturing

It’s that time of year. Time to do a physical inventory. And when others are enjoying holiday festivities, you’ll be counting tags, doing data entry, reconciling any gaps, and other labor-intensive tasks to close the books for the year.

We know because that’s what our customers have told us they used to do before they started using the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. With Plex cloud inventory management solutions, you can track and control inventory in real time. With high-resolution traceability, you know exactly how much inventory you have and exactly where it is in your facilities. With Plex’s rigorous track & trace enabled by building in barcode printing and scanning, all inventory touches are captured throughout the process and recorded within the system-readily accessible forever from anywhere. Generate labels with templates that are automatically applied based on customer, part or shipping destination. You can even split or merge inventory by lots while maintaining accurate traceability of materials—if you’re a food and beverage manufacturer this is vital.

This kind of inventory control results in reduced excess inventory and carrying costs resulting in increased profitability or working capital, and reduced person-hours because you no longer need to do a physical inventory count. That means you’ll be with family and friends during the holidays instead of stuck at the plant. We’re pretty sure that makes for a much merrier time for everybody!

From all of us at Plex, we hope you enjoy this holiday season and look forward to another safe and prosperous year ahead.

About the Author

Stu Johnson, Director of Product Marketing, Plex Systems

Stu Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry since beginning his career as a mechanical design engineer. He moved into the enterprise software space working in various roles providing solutions for global manufacturers in the consumer, aerospace, automotive, and heavy equipment industries. Currently, Stu serves as Director of Product Marketing for Plex Systems and focuses on the future of manufacturing software working with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA), Smart Manufacturing Workgroup exploring topics like the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.