Italia Group manufactures and supplies glass mosaic tiles to its customers. These tiles are manufactured using smaller tiles that are cast from glass produced at their manufacturing plant.
- Issues Faced: Lack of visibility on the current stock available for each SKU ,Inability to locate a specific SKU at the time of order , This leads to manufacturing of SKUs even if they are already in stock leading to high and dead inventory , It also causes delay and unpredictability of ETOD – Expected Time of Delivery that the sales team can commit to the customer
- Advantages of Automation and Solution : Real time access on inventory status to sales people available on mobile phone for better planning and order commitment
- Ensuring that no new manufacturing is done if the tile is already in the stock. Helps reduce inventory cost and gets better ETOD
- Better planning for raw material purchase
- Less number of ad hoc / urgent orders. Helps in better planning for production with most optimal size
- It is proposed to use Bar Codes for inventory management as it is more cost effective and relevant for the current business process.