Inventory Management—from Procurement to Replenishment

How It Works

ORDER TRIGGERED

When the customer reorder point is reached, a signal is sent to Optimas from a variety of OptiTech VMI Solutions.

ORDER RECEIVED

Optimas Just-In-Time (JIT) System receives the signal and automatically creates a replenishment order.

ORDER SHIPPED

Optimas labels and packages the order following customer purchasing requirements and then consolidates and ships the order based on a pre-defined schedule.

PARTS DELIVERED

Optimas transports parts using Optimas trucks or common/contract carriers.

INVENTORY REPLENISHED

Either Optimas or the customer delivers parts from the dock to the customer’s designated area—supermarket, area racks or at the point of use.

PROGRAM AUDITED, MONITORED AND OPTIMIZED

To support continuous improvement, Optimas routinely audits bins for correct parts, intact labels, safety, accessibility and optimizes the stock quantities.

Demand Planning and Forecasting

To better serve you, we’ve invested in advanced technology that uses predictive analytics and machine learning to improve your forecast accuracy—even in times of market volatility.

OptiTech VMI Solutions

Our innovative OptiTech VMI Solutions use the latest technology to automate inventory replenishment, saving you time and money.

JIT System
Is a secure, cloud-based just-in-time platform that receives and processes orders from any OptiTech VMI Solution. Access customized, real-time reports for greater transparency into your inventory and consumption data.

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OptiScale
Uses the latest weighing technology to measure real-time inventory status down to the part quantity level in a bin. Embedded sensors monitor the weight capacity and then automatically trigger orders based on pre-defined min/max levels and reorder/unit pack sizes. Stock levels can be accessed 24/7/365. OptiScale can be configured in a bin, shelf or container.

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OptiRack
Uses advanced RFID technology to automate inventory replenishment. When empty bins are placed on an RFID mat on the rack shelf, it detects the RFID chip embedded in the bin label and then wirelessly triggers an order. OptiRack can be set up in any designated area— a supermarket, area rack or at the point of use.

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OptiZone
Uses advanced RFID technology to automate inventory replenishment. An RFID antenna points to a designated area—a pallet, cage, gaylord container or bulk area. When an empty bin is placed in that area, the antenna detects the RFID chip embedded in the bin label and then wirelessly triggers an order.

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OptiDrop
Uses advanced RFID technology to automate inventory replenishment. Each bin has a unique card with an RFID embedded chip. When the bin is empty or low, simply remove the card and place it inside the OptiDrop box to wirelessly trigger an order. OptiDrop can be placed at any location inside the plant.

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OptiBeam
Uses the latest in scanning and barcode technology for easy inventory replenishment. Our cellular-enabled scanners allow Optimas or the customer to check inventory levels and send orders instantly. The scanner includes auditing software so you can search parts, validate bin location and set optimal reorder/unit pack sizes.

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Service and Delivery Options

Which parts can we manage?

We’ll take over the management of your parts—whether the parts are sourced through Optimas, customer-directed or customer-owned.

Who orders and replenishes parts?

You can select a full-service or self-managed program. In our full-service program, Optimas delivers and fills the bins at a scheduled time, or has an onsite Optimas team member or in-plant store replenish the inventory. In our self-managed program, Optimas ships parts directly to your dock, and your staff fills the bins.

How are parts deployed?

Parts can be deployed to multiple areas within your plant to ensure maximum efficiency:

Implementation and Reporting

Full Integration

We can provide all the systems and equipment or integrate with what you have today. After deployment, we’ll train you on how to access the JIT System for tracking and reporting. To maximize the impact of your program, we’ll regularly analyze your part consumption and optimize your inventory as needed.

Transparent Data

We believe that transparency is important to any partnership. With our industry-leading standard and customized reports, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of your inventory usage for improved production planning. Such as order status, usage reports, bill of material profile and inventory turns.

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Customer Support

Each VMI Program has an Optimas customer service representative who monitors the flow of your transactions and parts to ensure there is zero disruption to your line. For additional support, you can also call our JIT 24-hour hotline.

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