In the lubrication industry, a fluid management system is comprised of various fluid control components which meter, monitor and dispense oil and other lubes. Technicians dispense a huge amount of bulk fluid which makes it very critical to keep it in check, whether on the field, workshop or fleet service centres: every drop counts.
Benefits of fluid inventory control using a fluid management system
Fluid management systems allow fleet vehicle service shops to control expenses by effectively managing their inventory of fluids such as oils, gear lube, coolant and anti-freeze.
- Incorrectly dispensed fluids
- Un-billed fluid changes
- Human error
- Rounding mask losses
The detailed dispense history provided by fluid management systems can assist workshop managers in visualizing production and discovering patterns or work-flow roadblocks, optimize material deliveries and reduce parts room work and errors.
Effective fluid management systems provide parts managers the necessary information to order enough fluid at the right time as well as the ability to recall transaction data. With inventory available, technicians have less downtime and are able to service more vehicles.
Another advantage offered by fluid management systems is that metering can ensure the dispense of precise volumes, avoiding costly mistakes.
Effective fluid managed systems provide parts managers with the information necessary to respond to the important questions, such as; who dispensed fluid; what quantity of specific fluid was dispensed; where in the facility the dispense took place; when it occurred and why.