A Different Approach to Inventory Management
A new approach
The eMagineering suite is designed to contain a number of automated online functions that result in significant improvements in the supply chain for Printed Components, including ordering, quality, and inventory management. It is "an expanded e-business solution that integrates concepts and components from ERP, Lean, and supply chain to provide customers with easier means to process and manage orders with their print vendors," says Stoch. "E-business solutions do exist today that provide functions such as electronic order processing and real-time access to order information. But, the eMagineering suite will streamline numerous touch points across the supply chain and extends well beyond many of today's existing offerings. A customer will not only have immediate access to its own historic data, but will also be able to set up new product configurations and review quotes in real time." The entire solution is Web-based, with the exception of customers who wish to install the full electronic vendor-managed inventory (eVMI) solution, which requires installing webcams at the client's site.