Is there anything worse than a physical inventory? Yes, a cylinder physical inventory. Let’s face it, by the time your warehouse guy/gal nears the end of the count, they’re just ball-parking it: Oxygen R’s, let’s see… we’ll call it 23. And if they really are diligent, every cylinder looks basically the same, so you know there are errors: Did I already count that one?
TIMS Cylinder Count app uses the same handheld scanners as TIMS ACM (Advanced Cylinder Management) to make this process fast and accurate.
A real-world example of the speed? Chass Thuresson of Industrial Source said, “We counted one pile of 66 cylinders in about 3 minutes.”
We counted one pile of 66 cylinders in about 3 minutes.
The time savings, the accuracy, and the ease of the process, were the three highlights of using TIMS Cylinder Count app. We used to have people writing on paper and we would tally, and you had to find the right page with the part number that you were counting. It was very time-intensive and very low accuracy.
We were very happy with the end result of the count. This was our first attempt, and I estimate in the future it will take maybe 1/10th the time as it used to.