ICON Central Laboratories
BarControl Enterprise Manager
ICON Central Laboratories implements BarControl Enterprise Manager
ICON Central Laboratories, headquartered in New York with other locations in India, Ireland and Singapore, chose BarControl Enterprise Manager to meet their Supply Chain software requirements.
A fast growing company dealing in medical testing supplies and clinical lab work, ICON was in great need of an inventory system. ICON chose BarControl Enterprise Manager to meet their current local and global requirements.
Installed at their Long Island, New York location, BarControl Enterprise Manager is used to perform two primary functions. First and foremost, iBEM is used to process the medical testing kit and supply orders for their client doctors, clinics, and hospitals in North America. Secondly, the current inventory of testing supplies is maintained throughout the various testing labs at the facility. Critical to their operation was accurate tracking of Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates, utilizing bar codes and directed usage base upon Expiration Dates.
ICON uses the Inventory module to maintain the levels and track the locations of their supplies. The Requisition and Purchasing modules automatically maintain inventory levels while the Order Management and Shipping modules process the orders. Unlike most sites inventory levels and usage are tracked through workstation transactions within the various labs with labelling using Zebra equipment throughout the facility. Hand held RF data collection units from Motorola are used in the kitting area where orders are pulled and shipped.
With traceability being a major issue for medical supplies, BarControl Enterprise Manager, with its superior level of inventory tracking detail, was a perfect fit for ICON. iBEM has the flexibility to grow with their fast growing operation and changing requirements.