VEGA offers a system for optimal inventory management: VEGA Inventory System.
Data acquisition, clear visualization and efficient logistics are the core elements of successful, automated inventory control. The interaction between measurement technology and software plays an important role.
1. Acquisition of measured values
Reliable and accurate measured values are crucial for optimized inventory monitoring. VEGA sensors and controllers for level and pressure measurement ensure the reliable acquisition of the inventory data.
2. Visualization of measurement data
Bar charts and tank graphics provide the user with a clear and constant overview of current stock levels.
3. Delivery planning
Functions such as web map with tank locations and statuses, a calendar for planning delivery schedules and quantities, as well as a predictive consumption forecast enable optimized demand and logistics planning.
VEGA Inventory System can be used in the following application scenarios:
1. Inventory monitoring within a company
In this model, VEGA Inventory System is used by a company to monitor and manage its own stocks at one or more locations. The software also enables optimal coordination of raw material supplies between the parent plant and its external manufacturing sites.
Quick access to current and historical consumption data
Economical production and supply planning
Increased operational efficiency
Cost savings through optimized logistics
2. Supervision of stock levels by the supplier
In this model, the customer transfers the responsibility for monitoring and replenishing his stocks completely to the supplier. Via the VEGA Inventory System, he allows his supplier access to the real-time inventory data from his tanks and silos.
Advantages for the supplier
Quick access to current and historical customer consumption data
Cost-effective production and inventory planning in own company
Higher client retention levels
Cost savings through optimized logistics
Improved relationships and long-term customer loyalty
Advantages for the customer
Security of supply: No more "out of stock" situations and costly rush orders
Avoidance of production stoppages
Cost savings through reduced administrative work
Higher efficiency and confidence in stock levels
Concentration on core business
Two different types of views are available to the user for a clear overview of all stock levels and their statuses.
A range of filter functions allow the user to make a quick overview of requirements by location, product type, level status, alarm levels or other factors.
To allow the user to see at a glance where stocks are still in the green zone, where a delivery will be soon due (yellow) and where replenishment is urgently needed (red), the principle of traffic light colours is integrated through all functions of the program.
With VEGA Inventory System and the dispatcher tools it contains, logistics planning becomes efficient and easy.
Delivery planning: Which driver will take how much of which product, where, when and with which vehicle?
History diagram and consumption forecast: Offers an overview of past inventory data to assist with calculation of future usage patterns.
Dynamic web map: current overview of tank locations and their statuses
Level measurement in a road salt storage silo
In winter, when ice and snow become a problem in many areas, road maintenance teams need to make sure roads, public squares and pathways are safe. The salt needed for this is stored in silos and from there, it is filled into road treatment and snow-clearing vehicles. Reliable level measurement is required here to ensure that enough road salt is always in stock, in the right locations and ready for use. The level data from the silos are transmitted to a central control centre.
Accurate measurement of fuel quantities is vital for good logistics planning, as it ensures that there is always sufficient fuel available for the vehicle fleet. For optimal fuel stocking and distribution, reliable level monitoring and data distribution is an absolute necessity.