Inventory and Purchase Orders
Key Solutions

Additive Manufacturing production facilities have additional inventory management requirements, especially with powder usage (i.e. virgin, 1x, 2x, dynamic powder mixing to create new inventory items, etc.), and these requirements are met within the Bluestreak | Bright AM™ MES/QMS system.

Key Features

Inventory

  • Link inventory items to a Vendor and/or Vendor Part
  • Multiple suppliers
  • Multiple inventory locations
  • Set Reorder levels
  • Create a Purchase Order for Vendor Parts, inventory items or non-inventory items
  • Create an inventory item or a Vendor Part (that may or may not be an inventory item)
  • Review a history of all Inventory transactions
  • Link inventory items to Customer Parts or to specific equipment
  • Additional UI (user interface) options and database fields on certain screens in the system
  • Enhanced traceability for AM powder genealogy;
  • 3D-printer Powder usage (virgin, 1x, 2x, 3x, etc.)
    • Re-bottling of excess powder after the Part-build
    • Mixing various powders together to create new powder inventory items

Purchase Orders

  • Capture quotes from vendors 
  • Generate PO’s for:
    • Vendor items
    • Vendor parts that are not inventory items
    • Miscellaneous items that are not Vendor parts or inventory items
    • Work Order operation to outside vendors

Utilizes the Bluestreak I Global Communications Hub™

  • Automatically sends out notifications via iMail (internal Bright AM™ mail), eMail or text messages, to Users, Contractors, Vendors
  • Dozens of events are automatically tracked and can be subscribed to with real-time notifications, i.e. inventory level low, P.O. generated, inventory added, etc.


What our users are saying
about Bright AM

“Inventory Control: “Here are some of the problems we solved by implementing the Bluestreak Bright AM solution; we can now link inventory items to a specific Vendor and/or vendor part; we now more easily manage multiple suppliers and multiple inventory locations; we can set reorder levels and be notified automatically when it’s reorder time; we can create a P.O. and have it emailed right out of the system to the appropriate vendor; we can link inventory items to a specific piece of equipment or to an individual customer part; and we can quickly view all inventory transactions.  I know there are more but these are the main ones.”