Elite Medical Supply of New York has improved their operational efficiency by deploying CYBRA Corporation EdgeMagic asset tracking solution to track medical supplies in their inventory at their West Seneca warehouse location.
Elite Medical Supply is a Durable Medical Equipment supplier that specializes in disorders of the spine. They decided to replace their former manual process of adding and removing items from their inventory in favor of using bar code technology to minimize displacement and easily locate medical supplies. Before adopting CYBRA's tracking solution, Elite had a labor-intensive manual process for receiving and tracking and had no way of determining how much product was in any location aside from their main storage. Inventory management was done the old fashioned way by counting stock regularly to determine reorder needs.
CYBRA's solution had Elite's personnel affix unique bar code labels to every medical item in their inventory. When supplies arrive, a staff member scans the bar code with a hand-held scanner and this executes a "check-in" by clicking a button which performs the action automatically. When a staff member needs to ship an order to a customer, they select the "check-out" operation, enter the order number and each product item is scanned. Scanned data updates the EdgeMagic Inventory database reflecting changes to the inventory once the check-in or check-out is confirmed. As products in inventory drop below a predetermined level an alert is triggered to remind staff to reorder that particular item.
Chuck Roskow, CYBRA VP of Operations, stated, "Bar Code technology is proven to reduce human errors in data collection. When combined with the powerful query and reporting capabilities of our EdgeMagic RFID and Bar Code Software, CYBRA offers HME (Home Medical Equipment) and DME suppliers a proven, industrial strength solution for Medicare compliance."
Starting in 2009, Elite was at the forefront of the trend by implementing CYBRA's bar-code tracking system. During the three years since, Elite's staff members have noticed a drop in errors associated with their stock and locating missing supplies became effortless. Dennis Abrahamson, Inventory Manager at Elite Medical Supply comments, "We can have an average of 189 pieces a month of average value of $500 each in transit, so being able to keep track of that is critical". Mr. Abrahamson adds, "We could not have grown as quickly as we have without the CYBRA system."
Now Elite's personnel are able to locate all supplies in any inventory location quickly and efficiently with custom reports and location history for any specific product at any time, and their staff can easily track and know when to reorder products with a click of a button.
About CYBRA Corporation
CYBRA Corporation is a leader in bar code and RFID technology for IBM Power Systems and other major computing platforms. An IBM Business Partner and Motorola/Symbol Partner, CYBRA is represented by a network of value added resellers throughout the United States and is represented internationally by sales and support offices.
MarkMagic Bar Code Labels, RFID Tags and Forms Software is used by thousands of customers worldwide, and has been selected as the bar code print engine of such leading software developers as Manhattan Associates, Infor and VAI. MarkMagic helps customers easily integrate barcode, RFID technology and electronic forms into their business systems.
CYBRA's latest product, EdgeMagic, is an integrated RFID control solution. EdgeMagic helps customers build any type of RFID system, from complying with the full range of RFID mandates to closed loop asset management RFID applications.
CYBRA software solutions run on all major computing platforms including IBM Power Systems (System i, iSeries, AS/400, AIX) as well as Linux, Unix, and Microsoft Windows.
CYBRA Corporation is located at One Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701. Product information is available toll free at 1-800-CYBRA-88. CYBRA's web site is located at www.cybra.com. To request information via e-mail, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Elite Medical Supply
Elite Medical Supply of New York is located at 1900 Ridge Road, West Seneca, NY 14224. Phone: 716-712-0881. Product information is available toll free at 1-866-712-0881. Elite Medical Supply of New York's web site is located at www.elitemedicalsupplyofny.com