At (a global food manufacturer), led the project of utilizing of Point-of-Use (POU) dispensing equipment for managing a portion of its indirect materials, such as MRO consumables and PPE, within several of its North American factories.  Data indicated a substantial reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) for MRO items dispensed through automated POU equipment primarily through accountability and personnel savings.  Capabilities identified as essential for a successful integration of POU dispensing equipment at the factory level were: equipment used must be company owned (not supplier owned), web based, information from multiple facilities be easily rolled up into corporate (enterprise-wide) reports, equipment ability to support multiple vendors within a single cabinet and automated reordering to multiple vendors.


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