Where are your essential production parts? How many do you have on hand? Did the previous shift already check out a key item for replacement but not install it? For top production performance, your critical spare parts management should be real-time and up-to-date. GP MaTe software uses customizable printed bar code labels to track the inflow, outflow, and on-hand quantities of key spare parts.
Information at Everyone’s Fingertips
You can check the rate of use of an important filter component required by your machines, or find out who has the expensive and essential part checked out for urgent replacement. Additionally, you get control of your critical parts inventory and important information about your production parts use.
Mobile Scanning Keeps Workers Moving
Handheld scanners gather information about parts transactions: when and where issued, employee number, work order and pick ticket numbers. Now troubleshooting process disruptions becomes fast and efficient. Using barcodes speeds your work rather than adding another layer of parts activity. Parts personnel simply:
- Check the parts inventory and issue the part
- Scan the part, the paperwork and the employee ID
Unused parts get back in the system quickly:
- Parts personnel scan them back in
- Parts are immediately restocked to the bin listed on the barcode label
Changes are reflected immediately. Restocking and high usage alerts can be generated in a timely manner. Consequently, you avoid guessing, delays, and missing parts.
Use Inventory Cycles Which Work for You
Handheld scanners make physical inventory quick and accurate so it can be done quarterly or monthly, not just annually. Be sure everything is where it should be and counted. For example, scan each valve assembly on hand for accuracy or count washers, scan one, and enter the total. The inventory is updated right away.
Bar Codes Speed Up Your Process and Help Optimize Quantities on Hand
Handheld scanning and bar code use with GP MaTe keeps your parts personnel accurate and fast. You save on inventory because you don’t have to guess or estimate – you know what you have, and where it is. You’re not only more efficient but more effective with your critical spare parts management.
Contact GP MaTe to find out how you can track your spare parts with mobile bar code scanning.
About GP MaTe
GP MaTe is a user-friendly maintenance and material management system that facilitates maintenance planning and critical spare parts management. Our product has many optional modules that support Safety (PSM, MOC and LOTO), Budgeting, Multi-plant information sharing, and Operator Tours and Data Collection. The system is available in many languages and interfaces with most accounting and ERP systems.