Since our founding in 1983, our focus has been on companies with challenging inventory management issues - typically manufacturing and distribution companies. Our clients have faced virtually every inventory management challenge, from a single location to many locations, lot and serial number tracking, lot tracing for foods and chemicals in both manufacturing and distribution environments, blending of lots with traceability retained for the source lots, manufacturing using serialized components into serialized finished items, storing tests and test data for lot numbers, and much more.
Our clients have hired us to design and implement radio frequency (RF) warehouse management systems, bar code driven data collection systems in both manufacturing and distribution companies, applications that store images of items for users on demand, integrated inventory and e-commerce applications, shipping and receiving systems, and warehouse management systems.
We have designed and implemented packing and shipping systems for many companies, including two high profile manufacturers of sunglasses (Oakley and Gargoyles) using supermarket style scanners to insure accurate SKUs and quantities. We have implemented EDI systems in companies that sell to large consumer retailers.
We have studied Gordon Graham and his philosophies, and now Jon Schreibfeder of Effective Inventory Management, Inc. and his advanced forecasting methods. Schreibfeder taught us how to use his tools and methods to analyze inventories and prove to clients and prospective clients how fast the ROI would be on a new system because of today's new software technologies.
From forecasting to importing to manufacturing to replenishment to shop floor control, if your company deals with an inventory issue, the probability is good that we at MASI have studied it, designed a system for it, and helped implement that system several times.