Medical Device manufacturers have to contend with managing inventory in the field otherwise known as “Trunk Stock”. Additionally, during an operation, a physician typically uses 25 percent or less of the products in an implant surgical kit. The products that aren’t used must be sent back to a stocking point, cleansed and sanitized and missing components must be replaced. This trunk stock and consignment inventory management can be a very time consuming activity with many opportunities for errors.
Strategic has addressed this issue and offers a bolt-on app for QAD called “Mobile Trunk Stock App” that automates trunk stock and consignment processes in the field using mobile devices such as iPad®, iPhone®, and Android® devices. The application automates the manual processes associated with ordering, transferring, shipping, and replenishment of consignment inventory. It also provides for visibility and management of all consignment inventory (including leased and loaner inventory) – it can be implemented very quickly in as little as a couple of days.