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

eTurns cloud software increases inventory visibility, takes cash out, prevents stockouts and optimizes inventory 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

Powerful dashboard analytics

  • Get a snapshot of real-time inventory status
  • Set min-maxes based on actual demand
  • Get alerts for stockouts or fast/slow moving parts
  • Get graphs and analytics that measure progress toward optimization 

How can distributors compete against Amazon? Automate 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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eTurns TrackStock powers the automated replenishment service offerings of large and small distributors such as Graybar, Rexel, Anixter, Arrow, TTI, Digikey, 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 forecasts or dates

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:

Replenishment

10x faster replenishment 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).

Inventory Reduction

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

eTurns 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 on an ongoing basis, customers can continue to operate with over 70% lower inventory carrying costs.

Visibility

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. Users can set email alerts that are sent when thresholds are breached.

Simply Faster

4x faster than a mobile website app

Many “replenishment” inventory apps are just websites on a phone. These have two problems: 1) they require multiple scans, taps and steps to complete the order and 2) they are dependent on bandwidth and connectivity which limits usability in remote stockrooms. eTurns TrackStock automated inventory app works offline by design and syncs when needed. It also requires just one scan and one tap to send the order.

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.

Accuracy

Replenish based on actual usage, not forecasts

Many inventory management software products use forecasts to determine replenishment timing, but eTurns TrackStock Manage can replenish based on actual usage history and calculate how the Min/Max/Critical levels should be set for all items. The user can set how close to the calculated Min/Max he wants to set the levels until comfortable that actual history is an accurate predictor of usage levels. Receive email alerts when items fall below Min & Critical, prompting replenishment orders.

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

Digikey

"Since we’ve starting using eTurns with our customers 4 years ago, we’ve grown revenues over 20% with these customers due to just how simple they make it to track consigned inventory. Equally important, eTurns support is one of the best I have experienced."

Steve Vecchiarelli
VP Supply Chain

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