How Does SmartCell™ Save You Money?
- Reduces Premium Freight Charges
- Transaction Cost Reduction
- Reduces Obsolete Tool Inventory
- Tool Consumption Reduction
- Reduces Inventory Carrying Cost
- Reduces Walk & Wait Time
- Monthly Summary Invoice
- Enhanced Shop Productivity
Alro SmartCell™ - Put tooling in its place
SmartCell™ is an advanced technology innovation from Alro Industrial Supply
designed to provide tooling security, tracking and auto-replenishment at the
point of use or within a crib environment.
SmartCell™ was also designed to directly support cellular manufacturing and can
drastically reduce your tooling usage and replenishment costs. Here’s how:
- SmartCell™ stations are placed in each manufacturing cell.
- Cellular based stations are configurable from 1- 255 secure drawers.
- Tooling inventory is organized and loaded into SmartCell’s™ secure drawers.
- SmartCell™ can also be used with your current cabinets.
- Cell operators log the tooling they wish to remove using touch-screen navigation. The proper drawer automatically
unlocks and opens for easy tool dispensing or a key is dispensed from the secured drawer to unlock a cabinet.
- Inventory levels are automatically adjusted as tooling is removed.
Track inventory usage with SmartCell’s™ robust reporting. Reports Include:
- SmartCell™ stations automatically upload replenishment needs to the master crib or directly to Alro.
- Receiving and putting away product is simple using our auto-receive feature.
- 24 hour monitoring and alerting is available through SmartCell’s™ Guardian software.
- Usage by Cell
- Usage by Employee
- On Hand Inventory
- Usage by Job
- Usage by Part
Alro Industrial Supply also offers APOS (Alro Portable Ordering System), a visual reordering system using Kanban replenishment principles.
It works well with lower cost items in “free-issue” areas throughout the plant or in central crib areas where a perpetual on-hand inventory
control system does not make sense.
Click here to learn more about Alro APOS