Antalis Europe has launched ‘easystock’, a vendor managed inventory (VMI) system developed for printers and packagers.
The system automates inventory management of frequently used items - typically a product a customer would order at least twice a month. A list of 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 easystock 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. The customer is only billed when the inventory is used.