AUTOMATIC & UNMANNED STOCK REPLENISHMENT PROCESS USING SCALES FOR MONITORING

Ari Happonen, Erno Salmela

Abstract

This paper presents a process description for a fully integrated, unmanned warehouse inventory replenishment system. This description serves as a springboard for discussion on the TEMO project (TEMO-Project, 2006), where the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) model’s current situation and future possibilities in the Finnish engineering industry are being studied. In this paper we concentrate exclusively on C-class product management challenges. Because of the exceptional characteristics of these products, Cclass product monitoring cannot be directly adapted to the VMI models used by the food industry, which are usually based on Point of Sale (POS) information. By presenting the “ideal” model, as well as an adapted version which can be carried out using currently available technology, the researchers would like to open scientific discussion on the subject, especially considering challenges in stock monitoring. The main idea is to offer a higher level of service to customers as well as new business opportunities to service providers. This kind of technology implementation would bring new challenges to supply chain management but also new areas for research, such as information management, communications engineering, as well as ecommerce and added value services, to the forefront.

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in Harvard Style

Happonen A. and Salmela E. (2007). AUTOMATIC & UNMANNED STOCK REPLENISHMENT PROCESS USING SCALES FOR MONITORING . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-79-5, pages 157-162. DOI: 10.5220/0001282801570162


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Ari Happonen and Erno Salmela},
title={AUTOMATIC & UNMANNED STOCK REPLENISHMENT PROCESS USING SCALES FOR MONITORING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={157-162},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001282801570162},
isbn={978-972-8865-79-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,
TI - AUTOMATIC & UNMANNED STOCK REPLENISHMENT PROCESS USING SCALES FOR MONITORING
SN - 978-972-8865-79-5
AU - Happonen A.
AU - Salmela E.
PY - 2007
SP - 157
EP - 162
DO - 10.5220/0001282801570162