The StockVUE system limits access to high-value inventory items via keypad code, allowing access only to authorized users.
The StockVUE system limits access to high-value inventory items via keypad code, allowing access only to authorized users.

Animal Health International Inc., a Patterson Company, will exhibit several inventory control systems and solutions for veterinary practices and cattle raising and feeding operations at the 2017 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show February 1-3, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Each solution is scalable and customizable, keeping operations and practices of any size confident their critical inventory is secure and on-hand when needed. Each also employs technology that helps users stay informed and updated on levels, use and costs, minimizing loss, shrinkage and downtime.  

StockVUE is a precise, weight-based bin and shelf inventory control and management system, using mobile notifications and cloud-based technology to help users manage critical, high-value inventory. Users are notified by text or email when inventory reaches alert levels and when inventory is added or removed. Further, the StockVUE inventory control system is scalable from single-shelf units to controlled-access, freestanding pods.  

Distributed by Animal Health International and manufactured by an industry leader in point-of-dispensing and inventory management technology, inventory management units from Apex Supply Chain Technologies are secure, easy-to-use turnkey solutions for any size practice or operation. Apex units limit access to high-value inventory items via keypad code, allowing access only to authorized users. Further, Apex unit functionality allows users to assign specific inventory use to specific animals, assisting in record-keeping. Apex units also send user-defined alerts and notifications of inventory activity, and can even automate replenishment. Similar in appearance to vending machines, Apex units are also available as refrigerated units. 

PICS from Turnkey Computer Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Animal Health International, is a bar-code-based inventory management system that makes receiving, issuing and managing inventory simple, efficient and accurate. Based on user-designated parameters, PICS from Turnkey will alert the user when inventory is low, and in turn will send a notification to Animal Health International for replenishment.   

Costs associated with carrying excess inventory, downtime from out-of-stocks, and loss or theft of high-value inventory is an often-overlooked “leak” of profits from a practice or operation. 

To learn more, visit booth #125 at NCBA February 1-3, 2017, call 1.800.854.7664 or visit www.animalhealthinternational.com.