Voith launches auto inventory management system
With the new automated Inventory Management System from Voith Paper, blades are easily accessible and reordered automatically without having to maintain an expensive overhead of supplies or time spent managing a store.
May 10, 2018 – Voith Paper, North America, has taken efficiency to a new level with an easy-to-use automated inventory management system, ensuring coater and doctor blade availability while boosting profitability.
“Maintaining an available supply of coater and doctor blades is essential to operational efficiency in our customers’ mills," Matthias Breidsprecher, senior director, corporate accounts, Voith Paper, said. "However, keeping extra inventory on hand equates to added overhead and that’s why having an automated inventory management system provides so much value. With our automated IMS, customers now have 24/7 access to Voith Skyline coater and doctor blades for every machine position – without having to maintain an expensive inventory of supplies or the time spent managing a store.”
The automated IMS delivers distinct benefits that enhance the bottom line:
• Always available – day or night, access is available to a supply of doctor blades through the online IMS that allows parts to be checked out easily, then instantly reordered and shipped to facilities for restocking.
• Reduces overhead – with automatic reordering through the IMS, the cost of warehousing additional inventory is avoided. Plus, customers gain greater insight into slow-moving or obsolete parts.
• Saves time on the line and in the back office – unlike traditional stores, the inventory locker can be located close to the paper machine and parts are quickly dispensed. Purchase orders and invoice processing are also reduced.
• User accountability – every time a transaction takes place, the part, employee information and time are logged.
Featuring an intuitive touchscreen display, the system is designed for ease-of-use and speed when checking out doctor blades.
“Customers can simply swipe an employee ID card or enter a manual identity code to access the IMS," Breidsprecher said. "Then, they can select their desired doctor blade and a corresponding locker door opens, allowing for easy product removal. Upon withdrawal, a notification is automatically sent to Voith and a new doctor blade is immediately shipped to our customers for restocking."
To learn more about Voith’s automated IMS or to contact a sales representative, visit http://ow.ly/HY2M30hOstQ
Resolute sells Fort Frances pulp mill to developerJuly 16, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has sold its…
Q&A: David Mead, risk analyst at IPAJuly 15, 2019 – David Mead is a project analyst…
Viscose producer creates new fibre from FSC-certified dissolving pulpJuly 17, 2019 – Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has…
Ahlstrom-Munksjö develops wax alternative paper for packagingJuly 17, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched a new wax…
TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course
August 13-14, 2019
PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference
September 18-20, 2019
October 1-4, 2019
FPInnovations Pulp, Paper & Bioproducts Course
October 7-11, 2019
BLRBAC Fall 2019 Meeting
October 14-16, 2019
TAPPI PEERS 2019
October 27-30, 2019