eTurns | Mobile Inventory App for Automated Replenishment

Automated replenishment at the point-of-use for distributors and their customers.

eTurns TrackStock mobile inventory app for automated replenishment increases inventory visibility, optimizes inventory, and lowers procurement costs in stockrooms and service trucks.

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Replenish 10x faster than ecommerce sites

Decrease customer inventories by up to 73%

Increase existing-customer revenue up to 30%

Reduce shrinkage and stockouts to near 0

Distributors:

Offer eTurns to your customers as a value-added service for: 

  • inventory visibility
  • automated replenishment
  • inventory optimization
  • consigned inventory

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Distributors' Customers:

Manufacturers

Manage and replenish MRO parts in a simple way with or without an ERP system. Maintain assets.

Contractors

Manage parts on service trucks. Control project spend. Track multiple tools. Trend consumption.

Healthcare

Stop ordering excess inventory to prevent stockouts. Optimize inventory. Reduce costs. Eliminate stockouts.

EMS

Get automated par restocking. Prevent expired product and shortages.

Tool Cribs

Track tools, maintenance, and parts needed for maintenance. Reduce time it takes to track tools by 80%. Get reports about who has what tool.

eTurns TrackStock offers levels of automated replenishment

manual

semi-automated

automated

manual

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Replenish

  • Scan barcodes to reorder using phone camera & mobile app
  • CMI & VMI

semi-automated

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Manage

  • Scan barcodes to order, use & receive inventory which tracks real-time inventory status.
  • Can bill on consigned usage

semi-automated

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RFID

  • 1 scan to order/use/receive by waving tagged bin past RFID tower

automated

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eVMI

  • Weight sensors under bins track use and reorder automatically based on min/max.
  • Complete physical inventory on each item 2x/day

eTurns TrackStock gives distributors the 4 metrics they need to optimize their distribution centers. We call it Precise Demand Planning.

Use eTurns TrackStock to replenish customer stockroom or truck inventory at the point-of-use, and get the added benefit of data that can optimize your distribution centers. Know what customers will order which product in what quantity on which day. Regular demand planning software can't tell you that because it doesn't have any visibility into a distributor's customers' stockroom inventory usage. But eTurns does. 

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eTurns TrackStock App has an analytics dashboard that shows recommended minimum and maximum inventory settings and inventory turns

Powerful dashboard analytics to optimize your customers' stockrooms & trucks as well as your distribution centers

  • Automatically tune min-maxs based on usage
  • Get email alerts for actions needed 
  • Get graphs and analytics that measure progress toward optimization 
  • Capture customer usage data and use it to optimize your distribution centers with TrackStock Precise Demand Planning™

How can distributors compete against Amazon? Automate customer stockroom replenishment with eTurns. It’s 10x faster.

Amazon may ship orders quickly, but they don’t do demand-based automated replenishment of repeat orders well. This means that distributors have a huge opportunity to compete against the big guys and win by making automated replenishment  based on actual usage an integral part of their value-added services offering and an excellent customer experience.

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A distributor from Graybar uses his phone with the eTurns TrackStock mobile app to scan items from his service truck that he is using on a sales call

eTurns TrackStock powers the automated replenishment service offerings of large and small distributors such as Graybar, Humana, Rexel, Anixter, Arrow, TTI, and others.

Here’s why they chose eTurns inventory management software:

  1. eTurns is 10x faster at customer & vendor managed inventory replenishment than an e-commerce site
  2. Distributors who provide eTurns automated replenishment to their customers increase same-customer revenues by up to 30%
  3. eTurns is supplier independent so customers can replenish ALL their inventory with one inventory app with barcode scanner, phone or IoT sensor
  4. eTurns replenishes based on actual usage, not historical orders or outdated forecasts

Free eBook: "A Distributors Guide to Taking Cash Out of Inventory"

Carrying costs are the costs of holding inventory and they typically represent 25-55% of inventory value. eTurns TrackStock uses real-time customer usage data to optimize customer stockroom inventory and distribution center inventory in order to save cash — including from inventory carrying costs.

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BENEFITS

Distributors differentiate themselves by offering value-added services like automated replenishment to their customers. These are the benefits that distributors and their customers get from using eTurns TrackStock inventory management software:

10x Faster Ordering

10x faster replenishment order process than an e-commerce site or manual methods

Using eTurns TrackStock Replenish inventory management app and a phone/scanner, users scan barcodes of items that need replenishment. Information such as item #, location, package quantity, and customer details are all captured with one scan. Tapping "Send PO" sends the orders through eTurns’ cloud directly to the distributor's ERP system. This process eliminates 90% of the time it takes to order from an e-commerce site where customers have to write down and key-in part numbers plus it helps keep customers from price shopping these items on other sites. TrackStock Replenish can be used by either distributor drivers/reps doing VMI or end-customers scanning for themselves (CMI).

Stockroom Inventory Optimization

Up to 73% reduction in inventory value through optimization. Eliminate stockouts.

A distributor's customers who use TrackStock Manage inventory app to scan the items they use are able to track consumption, fine tune minimum/maximum levels using eTurns' trending recommendations, and therefore optimize inventory levels while avoiding stockouts. By optimizing inventory, eTurns' customers have decreased inventory value by up to 73%. By using eTurns inventory software for automated replenishment and optimization on an ongoing basis, customers can save cash every year by continually operating with lower annual inventory carrying costs.

Distribution Center Optimization

Replenish based on actual usage, not historical orders

Many ERP and demand planning software products use historical orders to determine when a distributor should replenish customers, but eTurns TrackStock tracks actual customer usage at the point-of-use. This data is tracked by the eTurns TrackStock Precise Demand Planning™ Solution and can be fed to a distributor's ERP or demand planning software in order to eliminate forecast error and optimize distribution centers to save cash.  

Visibility and Accuracy

Real-time visibility into customer inventory.

TrackStock keeps inventory managers in touch with their customers’ inventory by providing visibility and real-time monitoring of the status of all items at all times with any web browser. The TrackStock Dashboard keeps users informed about inventory levels, replenishment orders, min/max settings, turns, analytics and more. Users can set email alerts that are sent when min/max thresholds are breached, prompting automatic replenishment orders.  

 

Consolidated Batch Invoicing

Reduce procurement costs by over 95% with consolidated batch invoicing for consigned inventory

TrackStock can either: 1) immediately send off the consumption transactions, 2) hold them until a later date by batching them, or 3) consolidate them and send them at a later date. Batching the consigned pulls simply delays sending every individual pull that the customer’s tech did in using the material. Consolidating the pulls means that TrackStock can take all of the pulls for the batch and reduce the number of POs sent to the distributor by sending only one PO per item. 

One Tool

Supplier independent—provide your customers one tool for replenishment

A distributor can offer eTurns TrackStock Replenish inventory management app to customers to replenish all consumables from all suppliers using only one tool. TrackStock will separate items by supplier -- the “sponsoring” distributor’s orders are sent directly from the customer to the distributor’s ERP system for timely replenishment, while other suppliers’ orders are sent through email. Meanwhile, the sponsoring distributor can see within the eTurns Bill of Materials all the items the customer orders from other distributors so they can compete for that business.

More Revenue

Distributors increase same-customer revenues by 30%

eTurns’ distributor customers have found that when they sell more than just products - but the easy replenishment of those products - they are able to increase revenue with those customers by up to 30%. By making replenishment easy with eTurns, customers have no reason to leave, and distributors end up increasing their share of wallet.

Consigned Inventory

Manage consigned inventory easily by tracking usage

eTurns TrackStock Manage helps distributors offer consigned inventory to their customers in a risk-mitigated way. By capturing each consumption transaction, TrackStock Manage allows the distributor to bill based on usage as TrackStock sends those transactions to the distributor’s ERP system. TrackStock also has the ability to hold these consumption transactions and send them weekly or on any schedule depending on customer agreement. Independently, eTurns TrackStock will continuously monitor on-hand quantities to trigger replenishment when the minimums are breached.

Less Shrinkage

Decrease shrinkage 20-40% with service truck inventory management

Manage field service truck inventory with iPhones/Androids and the eTurns TrackStock Truck App. It helps contractors ensure they have the right parts on their trucks in the right quantities and creates work orders in seconds for immediate customer approval. The contractor simply scans out parts and records hours spent by creating an workorder on the Smartphone App. Since eTurns keeps track of what is on the truck, fewer parts disappear. Contractors make more money doing jobs and spend less time running to a store for parts.

1600+ customers can’t be wrong

Gexpro Services

"Our company just implemented a 700 scale eTurns eVMI Sensor-managed Inventory Solution at a large powergen manufacturer in Ohio. The customer was very impressed by the nearly $1M stock reduction and access to real-time on-hand inventory data."

Robert Connors
CEO

Lakes Region EMS

"We were using a completely manual process that led to a stockroom filled with unused supplies and lots of stuff expiring. Switching to eTurns demonstrated significant change in a short period of time. The value of our inventory on hand was north of $75,000 when we started using the system; now we have around $20,000 sitting on the shelves. The drain on my time has been significantly reduced and continues to improve."

Brian Galowitz
Minnesota Operations Manager, Lakes Region EMS

Anixter

"If the customer didn’t have eTurns we could not control the consigned inventory at the customer’s location. eTurns provides a great way to record the parts the customer used so we can bill them. Without it, we would have a lot more confusion and negotiations with customers."

Ignacio Valdes

eTurns Listed in Capterra's Top 20 Inventory Management Software

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