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Supply Chain Management App Helps Reduce Waste

WebaloA new mobile app aims to help companies manage supply chains in real time while also reducing waste.

Webalo, the high-productivity mobile app development platform, and Bell Nursery, the nursery provider of annuals and perennials to more than 170 Home Depot stores, have launched an enterprise mobile product for supply chain and inventory management (SCIM).

Webalo SCIM is a customized version of Webalo’s mobile app development platform, designed to meet the needs of manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers looking to bring real-time supply chain management capabilities to the mobile devices of their employees and partners. The new product incorporates Bell’s custom-developed task list, which the nursery company created to enhance its own use of Webalo.

Optimized for use with operational data from assets deployed throughout the supply chain and enterprise ERP systems, Webalo SCIM enables companies to deploy secure, mobile apps that enable businesses to track and manage their inventory from manufacturing source through to customer checkout — all in real time.

The app is particularly useful for companies in the perishable goods space where real-time inventory management is crucial to limiting waste, the companies say.

“Using Webalo, we’ve been able to cut inventory waste by 50 percent, while also ensuring Home Depot customers always have access to the plants they want, wherever they’re shopping,” said Joe Perret, vice president at Bell.

Webalo SCIM enables other manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers to gain access to Bell’s expertise and custom Webalo features to realize similar efficiencies throughout their own supply chains, the companies say.

Webalo integrates and interoperates with enterprise applications and data from vendors such as IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and Salesforce.com as well as in-house custom-built applications.


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