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Industrial Vending Machines Enhance Inventory Management

Posted by Noah Donges on Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Inventory management is complex. Having the right products, in the right quantities, and at the right time is essential for establishing and maintaining cost-effective production. To help end users save time and money, Pepperl+Fuchs offers a practical solution for managing inventory—an industrial vending machine.

Industrial vending machines provide parts when they are needed and can be customized based on product type, the number of product slots needed (up to 60 slots), and the interface (PIN, barcode reader, magnetic strip reader, or proximity reader). As long as an Ethernet connection and a 110 V power outlet are available, the machine can be placed wherever you need it. Pepperl+Fuchs will take care of installing the machine, training employees on how to use it, and restocking parts.

Once the machine has been installed, parts will be available for employees 24/7. User permissions can be set to allow certain personnel to vend parts, which can help prevent part hoarding and theft. The machine also comes with software that can track who receives parts, why parts are taken, and how many parts are left to improve part tracking and user accountability. This and other data collected by the industrial vending machine can be accessed remotely. When parts are low, the machine’s software can automatically reorder them to avoid stock outages and backorders.

Industrial supply vending machines from Pepperl+Fuchs provide plants with cost savings, accessibility, accountability, customization, and control. For more information, take a look at some of the products that are available in our vending machines.

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Topics: industrial vending machine, industrial supply vending machine

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