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Antalis has launched easystock; a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system specifically developed for printing professionals and industrial packagers.
The new stock management application is tailored for each customer to optimise inventory levels and automate repetitive orders, to save time and money while reducing the risk of wastage and errors.
easystock works by automating inventory management of frequently used items; typically a product a customer would usually order at least twice a month. A list of the most frequently used products is created, as well as maximum and minimum thresholds for each item, according to the specific needs of the client.
Each inventory is stocked personally by the client but the stock ultimately belongs to Antalis and is managed by the online software. The amount used is recorded and the inventory is updated in real time. When the inventory of a given item drops below the minimum threshold determined by the customer, easystock automatically triggers a shipment to replenish the stock to its maximum level.
Jim Whittington, digital sales manager, explained, "easystock simplifies the ordering process significantly by automating stock replenishment. What’s more, invoices are based on recorded stock use, so customers can work on a “pay as you use” basis. Several customers have already tried and been impressed with easystock and it has proven itself to be a real asset for professionals looking to boost productivity and focus on more strategic tasks for their business."