Procurement process shortened to 2 days
With the introduction of the new system MAN has speeded up the procurement process significantly. Upon reaching a minimum stock level GARANT Tool24 PickOne will automatically send an order to SFS or the Hoffmann Group. There is no longer a need for requisitions or individual orders; instead a blanket order is issued for a certain amount, from which the automatically generated orders are deducted. Once this amount has been depleted a new blanket order will be issued and will be used for the associated goods receipt postings. Potential differences between target and actual quantity will be detected when filling the automatic issuing system.
"Our PPE products are taken from goods receiving directly to the automatic issuing system", explains Krähenbühl. "We thus avoid the need for an intermediate storage location and posting / transfer posting of individual orders." The company managed to reduce its procurement process from 5 - 8 days down to 2 days: the Hoffmann Group delivers the goods within 24 hours after receipt of order. After the goods have been delivered, the MAN employees will use them to fill up the GARANT Tool24 PickOne.
"We are very happy with the system and would introduce it again at any time", summarises Krähenbühl. "Our procurement process is much more efficient, the employees receive their PPE items more quickly and we can ensure minimum stock levels."