AGR Inventory Optimiser is based on a three-tier design, i.e. the user interface, processing unit and database are separate. The system’s server handles all the processing and communication with the AGR database. Therefore, the interface is not connected to the database, but communicates only with the server. The system uses its own database, which must be updated regularly using the ERP database of the company concerned. Data that must be updated regularly includes details on suppliers, products, product categories and sales and inventory history. Orders created by AGR Inventory Optimiser are transferred back to the ERP system which in most cases handles the last step in the ordering process (faxing or e-mailing to suppliers, booking the order etc.).
Inventory Optimiser provides functionality for companies with multilocation inventory systems. The system can be used to make order proposals for central warehouses but it can also be used to make purchases for stores from central warehouse or supplier. The flow of goods can be multidirectional, from supplier to warehouse, from warehouse to stores or between warehouses or even between stores etc.
“Since we implemented the system we have lowered our inventory levels by over 35%, this has freed up valuable working capital in our business. The main reason for this staggering reduction is the powerful MBE module included in the Inventory Optimiser.” Gísli Jónsson, purchasing manager at Johan Rönning.