Case study

Life Extension

Working with the team at RFgen, Life Extension deployed effective automated data collection solutions and was able to modify them to match the company’s business processes within a short turnaround time.

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Industry: Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

ERP: Oracle's JD Edwards

RFgen Solutions: Inventory Management, Traceability, Mobile App Development

Results

  • Mobile inventory control, from item-level to lot-level
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • Full visibility and traceability
  • Reduced errors on inbound orders
  • Accelerated order efficiency and speed with directed and bulk picking
  • On-demand barcode label creation and printing
  • Self-governance over solution development
  • Flexible solution for scalable growth and agility

Challenge

Life Extension used manual processes and paper notes to track inventory in the warehouse. This warehouse wasted countless hours having warehouse employees hunting down inventory, taking significant time away from receiving and fulfilling orders. They had no way to locate specific lot numbers at all.

The company needed to automate inventory management and lot control in the warehouse to continue growing as a business. They required an efficient mobile inventory solution to drive accuracy, eliminate labor-intensive manual processes, and seamlessly integrate with their JD Edwards system.

Results

  • Mobile inventory control, from item-level to lot-level
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • Full visibility and traceability
  • Reduced errors on inbound orders
  • Accelerated order efficiency and speed with directed and bulk picking
  • On-demand barcode label creation and printing
  • Self-governance over solution development
  • Flexible solution for scalable growth and agility

Solution

With RFgen’s built-in Mobile Development Studio, we have the source code after Go-Live to make modifications to the applications ourselves in-house.

Jorge Gonzalez, Senior Business Analyst

Life Extension

Life Extension selected the ideal solution to deploy across the United States: RFgen Mobile Foundations for JD Edwards, the premier mobile barcoding solution featuring suites of pre-built, pre-validated mobile apps.

Senior Business Analyst Jorge Gonzalez explained one of the deciding factors: “With RFgen’s built-in Mobile Development Studio, we have the source code after Go-Live to make modifications to the applications ourselves in-house.”

The new RFgen solution enabled real-time mobile inventory control at maximum accuracy and efficiency with seamless JD Edwards and label printing integration. Through lot control, the company could employ a more granular approach to first-in, first-out (FIFO) picking rules, and establish greater product traceability.

Results

RFgen enabled Life Extension to automate manual inventory management with real-time mobile barcoding, in turn enhancing control over supply chain operations. Benefits include:

  • Mobile inventory control, from item-level to lot-level
  • Real-time, accurate inventory
  • Full visibility and traceability
  • Reduced errors on inbound orders
  • Accelerated order efficiency and speed with directed and bulk picking
  • On-demand barcode label creation and printing
  • Self-governance over solution development
  • Flexible solution for scalable growth and agility
It’s a night and day difference for inventory control. We went from an item-level-only tracking to true visibility of item, location, and lot number with RFgen.

Jorge Gonzalez, Senior Business Analyst

Life Extension

A Self-sufficient Future

The ability to modify their RFgen solution as needed with their own in-house developers was a major selling point for Gonzalez and the Life Extension team, especially in the long term.

“In my experience, one of the shortcomings of the solution I used previously was that we never had the source code,” said Gonzalez. “Any modifications or customizations we had to do to meet our business needs required consulting.”

With RFgen, that is not the case. RFgen Mobile Development Studio helps users get the most of their new technology investment by simplifying the entire mobile application development lifecycle. For Life Extension, Mobile Development Studio ensures the ongoing viability of the RFgen platform as their business needs change over time.

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Life Extension is one of the world’s largest distributors of high-end nutrients, vitamins and supplements. They focus on helping customers improve the quality of their health and extend their longevity. Just 300 employees support over two million customers in the quest to live healthier lives.