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Material Management App: Insite LMS in Action
Digitalizing Materials Management with Insite LMS App
Companies relying on Insite LMS in their projects benefit from a consistent and efficient material flow to the construction site and on site – from manufacturing all the way to final assembly.
For each project, all data is stored in the cloud. The system will connect all data as needed, for example
- parts lists,
- deliveries and
- storage locations.
This makes material tracking much easier: Time-consuming searches or multiple data entries are a thing of the past.
The SaaS software is module-based and configurable. This means that the specific project requirements can easily be considered.
Consistently Managing Resources using QR Codes
The solution uses QR codes to manage resources along the entire supply chain
- acceptance at the construction site,
Note: Our materials management app can also process RFID tags. However, the use of QR codes has demonstrated itself to be particularly suitable for everyday use, robust and cost-efficient.
This is Where the Material Management App Scores
Benefit No. 1: Consistently Manage Materials Right up to Installation
One of the app's strengths is that it covers the entire process from manufacturing to installation.
Unlike other solutions, materials management via Insite LMS App does not end with the delivery of goods to site. On the contrary: For Insite LMS, efficient installation is the ultimate objective.
Benefit No. 2: Tailor-made for Construction Sites
The solution is optimized for use on industrial construction sites. The material management app is intuitive to use and can be used on a wide range of devices and platforms. The system works offline and online, even in the most remote areas of the world.
Benefit No. 3: Streamlined Project Logistics - Data under Control
INSITE IT's material management app simplifies the entire project logistics: manufacturers, suppliers, freight forwarders, clients and the teams on site use the system as the central platform through which all data is managed! Doing so, project teams always have project data at their fingertips to better achieve their goals.
See for Yourself! Material Management App in Action
1. Transport: Register and Track Materials
Before transport, manufacturers and suppliers register materials via Insite LMS. This is done via Excel files or alternatively via web access – in both cases, completely without any technical hurdles!
In this phase, the material management solution creates the packages with the respective lot parts in the system and generates the required documents (including necessary release routines by the project logistics, if desired).
The documents typically contain unique QR codes. They are then used to scan the packages via the material management app.
In this phase Insite LMS is used, among other things, to
- create materials in the system,
- provide transport documents (packing lists, QR codes, etc.),
- know delivery data in advance,
- be prepared for delivery (e.g. organize unloading equipment) and
- document container contents/deliveries (photos).
2. Delivery: Easily Taking Over Materials
Upon materials delivery on site, the QR codes on the packing lists can be scanned using the material management app.
All necessary inspections, photo documentation, defects, storage locations, etc. are created directly on the cell phone.
The material management app is used to
- easily check-in the delivered items,
- carry out materials checks,
- create deviations and reports,
- create documentation (photos) and
- manage storage locations.
3. On Site: Managing Stock Movements
If steps 1 and 2 are followed, all material information is available in the application.
Doing so, projects benefit from a well-coordinated flow of goods from manufacturing and the warehouses to the final installation points.
Materials can be requested and reserved for installation directly via the material management app. When the reserved materials are issued, i.e., handed over to the installation team, the material tracking in Insite LMS ends.
On site, the material management app is used to
- manage materials and any defects,
- manage and know storage locations and stock levels,
- reserve, request, and issue materials.
In addition to materials information and storage locations data, site and project managers can use practical dashboards to get an easy tracking overview. They are configurable and can displaymaterial data, target/actual comparisons, deviations, among other useful data and reports.
- The material management app digitalizes plant construction projects in a practical way and optimizes the flow of materials from manufacturing to installation.
- We can best clarify how Insite LMS can be used in your projects in a personal and non-binding call.