Working with the client’s Six Sigma champion, RS Integrated Supply recommended a point-of-use or vending solution.
In this case, the “Super RoboCrib” carousel was vending unit with locker capabilities was the recommendation.
When strategically placed throughout the plant, such units reduce walk-around time for technicians while enabling better tracking of product usage.
The Super RoboCrib, because of its locker capabilities, holds enough inventory to cover up to two weeks. It has tremendous capabilities, including several required by the Food and Drug Administration such as Lot control. Each unit is checked weekly and re-stocked as needed.
“These are well-built and reliable machines,” said Tim Ames, manager, Storeroom Technology, RS Integrated Supply. “As long as you spend a few hours each month maintaining them, they won’t cause any problems. They are always there, waiting to be used.”
With this new process in place, technicians no longer need to walk across the campus to get parts; the kits are completed and issued using the locker capabilities of the Super RoboCrib.