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Workplace requisition technology

As with all of our solutions, our focus is to ensure that your staff have the product that they need, when they need it, without having to leave their place of work. With U-touch™, you can have this power in the palm of your hand, with access via consoles and mobile devices, maximising efficiency and minimising downtime and cost.

Key Benefits

  • Control over access to product at user and job function level
  • Immediate access to approved product
  • Frequently purchased items presented to user on home page to make purchasing quick and simple
  • Your existing spend control processes adhered to
  • Release of space at point of work by providing product on-demand at user level
  • Accessible via fixed and mobile devices
  • No cash tied up in inventory
  • A single monthly-consolidated invoice from a single supplier

Reduce downtime

Whilst traditional Kanban cupboards deliver product near to the place of work, they are unable to provide management information as to which user and cost centre has actually consumed the product. Our pioneering U-touch™ solution resolves this issue by delivering access to product at the point of use without compromising on control or visibility. It also removes the need for Kanban cupboards and squirrel stocks by providing a replenishment service triggered by actual demand.

The simple interface, controlled by user PIN to ensure protection, allows your staff to select from approved products specific to their job role, giving you the ultimate control over product access. Once items have been added to the basket, the user is presented with any relevant cost centres and upon submission of request, the order is sent via the order approval workflow within U-control™ (based on transaction and period spend limits by user and cost centre). On receipt of an approved order, our One-team™ Manager picks and delivers goods back to the requester, ensuring your staff have the products that they need without ever leaving their place of work.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliant

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is a United States federal law that set new or expanded requirements for all US public company boards, management and public accounting firms. The bill, which contains eleven sections, was enacted as a reaction to a number of major corporate accounting scandals, including Enron and Worldcom, and covers issues such as corporate governance, internal control assessment and enhanced financial disclosure.

From a procurement perspective, the good practice outlined in the law prevents a requester of goods from being able to approve an order or receive an order, ensuring all processes are kept clearly separated to prevent the risk of corruption.

As more businesses introduce the recommendations made by the Act to enhance their internal processes, we have developed our solutions to be compliant with the guidelines. On request, both U-control™ and U-touch™ can quickly and simply be deployed to prevent an individual from being able to approve their own order, regardless of their spend limit. Any request is sent to a colleague with the relevant approval limits for authorisation. The reason that we state ‘by request’ is because we retain control over the application of this setting so that your staff cannot amend and thus render the solution meaningless.

What Our Clients Say

“When we first started working with Consumables Solutions we used them for engineering supplies to the value of about £50,000 a year. We are currently spending between £500,000 and £600,000 a year with them across a much wider range of products. The growth in annual spend reflects how good Consumables Solutions are and the fact that they deliver exceptional customer service.”

Rhys Hayes, Manufacturing Manager
Laleham Health & Beauty

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