Americo, a U.S. manufacturer that produces specialty chemicals and fine chemical products, uses a state-of-the-art scanning system to manage their warehouse inventory and chemical mixing operations.
The tasks affiliated with expediting high-quality product orders can be significantly time-consuming and require tremendous amounts of paperwork, often falling on the shoulders of warehouse and supply chain workers to manually manage and track fulfillment stages.
Automating aspects of the Work Assignment process and eliminating paper printouts in the warehouse for production orders enables Americo to track completed work and estimate future work much more accurately and ensures employees have the support to efficiently manage some of the disruptions to the manufacturing process.
Verbal assignment is given to each new work order with a large paper packet of the mixing instructions and time slots to manually track the stages of completion. Bottlenecked by outdated technology and a scanning mobile application with limited visibility to insights, Americo sought to replace their scanners, tablets and printers with a state-of-the-art, scalable scanning system that provided new work assignments tracking, scheduling functionality and forecasting capabilities.
PSC delivered this project using The PSC Way: our transparent delivery approach that provides clients flexibility to adjust scope while maximizing their budget.
PSC Way teams ensure quality and transparency with project management, business analysis and quality assurance workstreams.
Following process mapping exercises with key stakeholders, PSC recommended implementing new Zebra scanning devices to streamline day-to-day management and build a Xamarin based mobile application, allowing for new work orders to be managed digitally and monitored with greater visibility and ease for In-Process orders.
The new application:
PSC replaced the antiquated scanners and deployed the new mobile scanning application on-time and managed to come in underbudget, launching portable, easy-to-use scanning devices that can easily be deployed into the existing infrastructure and flexible to integrate into multiple environments. The new system features auto-generated tracking with forecasting capabilities –and the entire process now lives in a single, streamlined and secure application, enabling more accurate team management and greater visibility into warehouse operational efficiencies.