Mobile Supply Chain Management

Increase Your Efficiency of Material Management

Designed to meet the needs of the on-the-move, dispersed workforce common in today’s business environments, Lawson’s Mobile Supply Chain Management (MSCM) module enables companies to enhance receiving, delivery and inventory management processes by automating data collection where the work is done.

MSCM increases the productivity of materials staff in receiving docks, warehouses, storerooms and par locations, by using handhelds to capture and transmit data via wireless connections.

Upgrade to MSCM Version 10

RPI’s priority is to ensure that you are getting the most out of your system. We can assist you in upgrading your Mobile Supply Chain Management software to its newest version, MSCM 10.

Recent enhancements include:

  • Newly formatted User Interface
  • Increased functionality for Point-of-Use system, with enhanced support for clinical departments
  • Par & Cycle Counting performance improvement
  • Support of new FedEx bar code
  • Improved Lawson Environment and Enterprise Application support

How can RPI help?

As Lawson’s specialty partner in Mobile Supply Chain Management, RPI assists with the installation, implementation and deployment of Lawson’s full MSCM Suite including Par & Cycle Counting, Receiving and Delivery, Surgical Instrument Management, and Point of Use.

Our MSCM certified consultants leverage their knowledge of procure-to-pay business processes in various industries to fully capture the benefits of this new technology. RPI helps your organization get the most out of Mobile Supply Chain.

We offer full cycle implementation assistance, including system installation and configuration, custom end-user training, system testing, deployment and go-live support at reasonable costs.

RPI also provides on-demand consultations and support to help organizations in a troubleshooting crunch meet their deadlines.

Par & Cycle Counting

MSCM’s Par & Cycle Counting replaces the previous versions of handheld integrators with new and improved functionality. By automating, streamlining and improving inventory and par counting processes, Par & Cycle Counting vastly improves manual processes that are time and labor intensive and can sometimes lead to inaccurate counts.

Features:

  • Uses newest wireless technologies
  • Ability to scan bar codes to identify shelf locations and enter item numbers
  • Short sync times, MS Windows CE platform for labels
  • Performance, productivity and activity tracking
  • Ability to view all items on part (IC81) on item view screen
  • Ability to enter amount above par quantity
  • Ability to view Quantity on Order while entering counts
  • Pick multiple pars in one sweep (wireless)

Benefits:

  • Minimizes paperwork and batching, streamlining data entry
  • Synchronizes counts in real time when using wireless
  • Reduces the amount of time needed to conduct inventory and par counting
  • Records counts faster and more accurately resulting in expedited replenishment
  • Allows a greater number of Pars to be counted at one time than old handhelds
  • Maintains better stock levels
  • Optimizes staff levels through reduced supply chain costs
  • Tracks activity, increasing accountability
  • Improves replenishment and inventory accuracy Receiving and Delivery (RAD)

Receiving & Delivery (RAD)

Lawson’s Receiving and Delivery MSCM module allows users to perform package receiving (PO30), picking (WH32) and stock issues and returns (IC21) through a handheld. This technology improves delivery management by organizing delivery routes and allows for greater accountability with signature capture. It allows receivers to track Non PO receipts and provides departments with self service tracking.

Features:

  • Dock logging
    • Confirms delivery of packages compared to carrier’s manifest, allowing you to resolve discrepancies immediately while the driver is still on site
    • Record the exact time of delivery for both PO and non-PO deliveries
  • Miscellaneous Receiving (non-PO)
    • Designate a tracking number and scan it into RAD to track the movement of the package
    • Indicate specific delivery directions for staff
  • PO Receiving
    • Receive PO items via handheld
    • Update PO30 automatically through transfer of data from RAD to Procurement
  • Picking
    • Pick inventory items ordered via Requisitions and enter shipping feedback
    • Track deliver of those items
  • Issues
    • Issue or return items for any department set up as a requesting location
  • Delivery
    • Deliver both PO and Miscellaneous (Non-PO) Receipt
    • Track all events during the life cycle of the packages delivery
  • Tracking
    • Empower end users by allowing them to check the status of their packages once scanned at the receiving dock
    • Enable MM staff to have increased visibility of their deliveries and where they are located

Benefits:

  • Reduced risk of losing packages
  • Increased visibility of goods in the system
  • Ability to process and track non-PO deliveries
  • Save paper by eliminating the need to print receiving and delivery tickets
  • Ability to issue while standing at shelf reduces inventory shrinkage
  • Increased inventory accuracy and replenishment urgical Instrument Management (SIM)

Surgical Instrument Management (SIM)

Surgical Instrument Management (SIM) is a solution that configures, compiles and tracks case carts through the sterilization, picking, usage and decontamination life-cycle. It can be implemented as a stand along solution or as part of MSCM.

Features:

  • Online tray configuration with images
  • Tracking loaner trays and peel packs
  • Detailed assembly instructions
  • Online instrument catalog and tray lists
  • Capture and track individual instrument IDs
  • Capture sterilization data
  • Productivity reporting for all activities

Benefits:

  • Reduce instrument and tray inventory
  • Costs savings:
    • Improved instrument utilization rates
    • Increased staff productivity in assembling trays/carts
  • Improve service
  • Increase productivity and accountability at every stage of life cycle
Read the Gundersen Lutheran Health System Case Study

Point of Use

Designed for use by nurses, materials technicians, data entry clerks, nurse supervisors and materials supervisors, Lawson Point of Use allows organizations to automate the Supply Chain, Financial and Patient Billing processes connected with chargeable patient consumables at the point of care/use.

Features:

  • Utilizes touch screen/scanner, handheld, or desktop models, so staff can efficiently execute patient recording processes in stockrooms, on supply carts, or at desks.

Benefits:

  • Simplified charge collection process and eliminates steps for replenishing stock.
  • Elimination of patient charge labels
  • Avoids and reduces the need for expensive cabinet-based systems and custom interfaces to Lawson.
  • Increases patient billing revenue by reducing lost charges and charge errors.
  • Frees up time to focus more fully on patients and providing excellent care, while capturing untapped revenue to boost the financial health of your facility.

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MSCM Troubleshooting Tips

“Handheld unit will not synchronize with network, Pars are not visible in the Par Counting screen, Error Message “Uncounted Forms May Not Be Sent,” Error Message “Partnership name already exists,” Delivery ticket for goods received in PO30 not interfacing to MSCM, Can’t see all Pars on Handhelds.”