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Solutions Overview – Turnkey Solution

We feel that listening to our customers means we can offer the best solution for their business, whether that means tackling excess stock, too much re-ordering, too much stock mishandling or simply a lack of warehouse space.

Direct Line Feed (DLF) solution

DLF is the key to a steady flow of parts for use in stock availability, ensuring that parts never run out. We agree on initial stock levels with customers, with replenishment frequency being determined based on past use.

Some of the benefits of using our Direct Line Feed are:

  • Reduced inventory and paperwork
  • Flexibility of supply
  • Reduction in continuous purchasing and admin
  • Reduction in customer warehousing
  • Batch traceability to the production line

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solution

Customers are taking advantage of our VMI service, where we install a vending machine on the shop floor or premises and take responsibility of maintaining stock levels through our in-house system. This means that running low or out of stock is no longer a worry, affording our customers a much-needed peace of mind. Those that have implemented this solution now consider it critical to the running of a continuous line feed.

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AGILON® solution

This multi-award-winning and patented Agilon® solution consists of a shelving system, user access points and a robot that travels within the shelving unit. It picks the parts required by the operator, either via the user interface (touchscreen) or by data import, and brings them straight to the access point. This completely eliminates human picking, thus reducing picking errors or mishandling of expensive parts.

This system handles material of all shapes and sizes – from matchbox-sized items to items weighing up to 25kg. Agilon® is able to handle items in their original packaging, so there is no need for items to be transferred into bins. The system conveniently delivers the goods to the user access point for immediate use.

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