The team advised that RS would takeover supply of the commodities using RS ScanStock®. This solution involves RS providing a fully managed service, where it takes responsibility for controlling and replenishing agreed products, freeing up the customer to focus on other areas of the business.
In the case of PP Control and Automation, the contract involves management of around 800 SKUs on lineside Kanban cribs, with twice-weekly visits.. RS also developed a bespoke barcode-based replenishment report, allowing PP Control and Automation to scan line orders into their MRP system – thereby removing keystrokes, saving time and increasing accuracy.
Alongside this, the team know if a forthcoming order requires a large number of a specific item and can request an order for this from the RS representative who works with them. Moreover, this representative is based in a nearby RS branch, so decisions and deliveries can be made quickly.