Parsons Corporation delivers innovative solutions focused on the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets, specializing in designing and delivering disruptive technology with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure and smart cities.
In order to maintain complete visibility over inventory at all stages, and to guarantee compliance with government contracts, Parsons needed to overhaul outdated manual processes and equip its teams with the most advanced enterprise mobility software.
Parsons Corporation provides support for a wide range of services to federal, regional and local governmental agencies, as well as to private industry. This includes packaging and shipping supplies for various projects worldwide. To support this, Parsons needs to maintain complete end-to-end visibility over its inventory, even as it works with third-party logistics vendors, and needs to transact inventory movements against its Deltek Costpoint ERP in real time.
Parsons implemented RFgen applications across purchase order receiving, inventory management and manufacturing management. They also further increased efficiency with RFgen’s License Plating solution.
With the RFgen purchase order receiving app suite, Parsons can purchase items by issuing a Purchase Order. Then, the company’s suppliers affix DataMatrix 2D barcodes on the items before shipping. DataMatrix is the mandatory standard required by the Department of Defense (DoD) when tracking certain assets of importance.
Parson’s third-party logistics teams use the RFgen License Plating Solution when assembling items to ship. License Plating is a way to simplify and accelerate inventory movements by letting users intelligently manage a group of items—a pallet, product carton, ocean container, and more—as a single unit. Each container, or License Plate, is then assigned a unique License Plate Number (LPN) and affixed with a barcode or RFID tag. When ‘cubing’ the pallet, each item is scanned and placed on the pallet. The License Plate database is updated as the user scans.
Parsons and its third-party logistics team also use RFgen to receive items from the License Plate and issue them to use at its multitude of worldwide projects. For example, employees scan each container with barcode scanners to transact against the ERP and confirm the arrival of each container. When a contractor requests material from Parsons, an employee can use the Container Inquiry app to locate the items needed before retrieving it. Items are issued to contractors using the Issue to Project transaction, where a user scans or enters a Parsons barcode for an item or enter a pallet ID or a container ID, depending on what is being issued.
Parsons has been extremely pleased with the boosts in efficiency and accuracy realized with RFgen, and with how easily customizable the solution is to tailor to meet their complex needs.