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Inventory Management

Orkal currently operates several inventory management programs globally serving to reduce supply chain costs and eliminate lead-time issues. For over 25 years, Orkal has a proven track record of delivering the right management system for our customer’s requirements from total procurement sourcing services to kitting services to direct line feed programs. Orkal is also an approved stockist/representative and distributor for the products we supply so the vendor relationships, part availability and logistic flow are totally integrated. Our supplier mix covers every product type and technology in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and consumable range. We offer full support to our customers and preferred response levels based on our long standing relationships with our factories. We hold over 30 approved distributorships with the world’s leading manufacturers of hardware and components, some exclusive.

The Technology

It is always the objective of Orkal to minimize program costs and risks through the use of best in class technology for our inventory management programs. Orkal utilizes a cutting edge software platform, which is built ground up especially for managed inventory programs. Our system allows the Customer to view in real time through a secure web portal such key points as all stock movements, 24/7 download of all part certifications, and KPI metrics. The system can even notify procurement or logistics as needed by text/email alerts at key defined event points in the program. Because it is web based no additional servers or software is needed. Our solution ensures working with Orkal on a VMI program the customer never loses any control or visibility.

Orkal utilizes a system that has been developed and refined over 10 years

  • Orkal system allows the Customer the option to establish all authorized Suppliers and LTAs for the program independently or through Orkal
  • Orkal System monitors the floor and reserve stock levels – issues Releases, Expedites to the Suppliers – measures and monitors with alerts issues that can be sent to text messages, emails, excel reports (Virtually any format)
  • Orkal system is a single contact source covering all Suppliers, parts and locations in the program
  • Orkal system is a single data source visible to you on its 7/24 portal
  • Orkal System tracks part obsolescence and can automate the refinement of ship set/project quantities
  • Orkal system measure and monitors key metrics which are available at all times for review
  • Orkal system has integrated Engineering Change management to ensure changes are managed and inventory is properly controlled