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Inventory Management System Overview (IMS)

3M's Inventory Management System software application supports tracking of unique inventory items allowing central warehouse manager to track and control inventory at remote locations by plate type. IMS empowers the warehouse manager to exercise industry standard controls over inventory on hand and orders for the life of the controlled item, reducing overstock and out of stock issues. 3M IMS minimizes the amount of product inventory in the supply chain through robust management reporting features. Substantial efficiencies are gains when combined with 3M Vehicle Information System.

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Key Functions:
  • Manage inventory Quantities – view/search inventory quantities by location, drill down to detail of inventory items
  • Control inventory Items – view/search inventory items
  • Remove inventory items with a status of 'Mailed to Motorist' by Package ID *
  • View plate quantities at each location (view plate messages)
  • Remove Inventory by Package ID *
  • Remove Inventory by Item (cannot locate removing inventory by product)
  • Create transfers from one location to another location. *
  • Bill of Lading report (may be specific to inventory items, not
  • Add Inventory by unique item (requires unique serial id and
  • Add Inventory by product
System Benefits (IMS)
  • Ensures sufficient stock at each location
  • Minimize inventory levels, reducing cost
  • Reports where plates/stickers are in the supply chain
  • Provides reorder status levels via a report
  • Central Administrator
    • visibility of inventory levels across all locations
    • can request and manage transfers between locations
  • Replenishment request status and advance shipping notice
  • Time reduction for managing and auditing of inventory
  • Potential reduction of data entry errors (through integration)
* Feature is dependent on the Package ID from VIMS implementation.

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