ASAP Systems Helps Global Company PICA Manufacturing Solutions Track the Movement of Parts in Real Time
San Jose, CA (September 14, 2012)—PICA Manufacturing Solutions, a global company that specializes in the design, manufacturing and assembly of printed circuit boards, is improving the efficiency of its supply chain using ASAP Inventory Systems to track hundreds of parts in real time as they move from vendors through manufacturing, production and assembly in PICA’s U.S., Canadian and Asian locations. Fully integrated with QuickBooks, ASAP’s inventory management and asset-tracking solution uses barcode and RFID technology with Motorola mobile barcode scanners and smartphones to streamline inventory management and asset tracking.
Prior to working with ASAP Systems, PICA used QuickBooks to track the movement of its parts. Although a leader in business accounting software, QuickBooks alone does not handle inventory management effectively. As a result, PICA was experiencing high levels of inaccurate inventory counts at many of its locations, which meant delays in assemblies due to missing inventory or teams running out of parts during assembly. In other cases, the company was overstocking on parts, which meant PICA was writing off a lot of money at the end of the year.
ASAP Systems offered PICA a complete inventory tracking solution, giving PICA the ability to scan and update inventory directly in the stockroom or warehouse. Employees now have real-time information on inventory levels at the company’s many locations and know where parts are at anytime.
“This software is helping us better understand our inventory and saving time on counts,” said Justin Shevelow, a sales engineer for PICA. “In the past, we’ve had to write a large dollar amount off our books in inventory adjustments. Now, we’re more efficient because we have greater awareness of the status of our inventory throughout the company, regardless of location.”
In addition, ASAP’s inventory system gives PICA employees and management the ability to share information by easily creating custom reports that can be exported to common file types (PDF, Excel, Word, etc.). These reports help management to more accurately forecast for purchasing—creating a more lean supply chain for the company.
“Over the years, we’ve worked with many manufacturing companies,” said Elie Jean Touma, president and CEO of ASAP Systems, “and every one has its own unique requirements for inventory management. Our software works well because we’ve developed it with a modular design, akin to building blocks. Customers add only the features they need, and as they grow and evolve, they can further customize, adding more down the road.”
About ASAP Systems
We are ASAP Systems, a market leader in inventory management and asset tracking solutions that use barcode and RFID technology with hand-held computers, scanners and smartphones. We help improve profitability by eliminating manual data entry, paper files and forms and by automating records and other documents. With ASAP Inventory and Asset Systems and our newly released web-based application, ASAP Inventory and Asset Cloud, businesses know 24/7 how and where assets and inventory are received, stored, used and disposed of—in the warehouse and in the field.
About PICA Manufacturing Solutions
PICA is a fabless interconnect supplier that specializes in flexible printed circuits (FPC) assemblies, printed circuit boards (PCB) and related components. The PICA group of companies was started more than 15 years ago to provide technical sales and engineering support to flex circuit suppliers with manufacturing capabilities. Today, the $2 billion company has offices in the U.S., Canada and Asia.
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