In the warehouse its hard to beat the rugged and easy to use handheld data collection devices.  But, in some areas, the larger screen and easy use of a tablet is being recognized. From making data entries at a production station, to entering work order details, to performing stock lookups on the inventory floor, the tablet is finding its place in warehouse management, and maintenance.

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From maintenance to production, the Work Order module tracks the labor, tool, work station, and inventory required; issues the Work Order, gathers the labor and parts data, and tracks performance and costs. Like BEM this module is robust and yet simple to use.

Driven from Customer related activity, whether Customer Orders or event related tasks as often found in contract warehousing, invoices are generated and payments tracked. Utilizing the ODBCXfer package, data from the invoicing module can be exported to other financial packages.

The iBEM 2010 work order module can be easily configured to handle the maintenance orders required by assets such as tools and equipment.

Quick entry of work order requests can be easily accomplished through iBEM's web interface at a standard web browser screen or through the Windows Mobile web interface.

Preventative Maintenance and corrective maintenance tasks are easily and quickly scheduled using the iBEM system. PM tasks can be automatically scheduled based on meter readings or dates.

BarControl Systems and Services is proud to announce its partnership with The Palm Beach Fire and Rescue Department.


The Palm Beach Fire and Rescue department is utilizing BarControl Enterprise Manager (BEM) to keep a battalion wide inventory, while maintaining individual station level inventories.  The system will be used to track consumable inventories, Fixed Assets, equipment, and maintenance.

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BarControl's premiere warehouse management system is the BarControl Enterprise Manager (BEM) World Edition, iBEM 2012, a feature rich, web-enabled, true internet/intranet enterprise application, designed to help organizations manage items they feel need to be inventoried and/or controlled. Examples include warehouse inventory, expensive tools or fixtures that need to be regulated, valuable equipment and assets, along with tracking calibration and maintenance.


Complete inbound and outbound processing provides "full circle" warehouse management capabilities.


The iBEM system is flexible, configurable, customizable, and can expand in functionality through the future addition of modules as required. Each module can be enabled separately or as an ensemble to provide a system that matches the organization's requirements. Modules add functionality in such areas as Requisitions and Purchasing, Advanced Shipment Notifications, Order Allocation, Preventative Maintenance, Work Orders, Customer Orders, Cross Docking, Production On Demand, Shipping, and Invoicing, just to name a few.


Key Warehouse Management Features of iBEM


  • "Full Circle" Warehouse Management
  • Advanced Shipment Notification (ASNs)
  • RF/ID Component
  • Order Allocation
  • Production On Demand
  • Directed Picking
  • Dock Scheduling
  • RMA Processing
  • Integrated Barcoding
  • Integrated Reporting
  • FIFO/LIFO/User Defined Picking Rules
  • Flexible Min/Max Quantity Maintenance
  • Directed Putaway
  • Automated/Manual Requisitions
  • Automate/Manual Purchase Orders
  • Volumetric Location Capacity
  • Serial, Lot, Location, Expiration Date Tracking
  • Complete Audit Trail of Every Stock Movement
  • Complete Physical Inventory Capability
  • Cycle Counting by Item, Location, Warehouse, Zone, or Other Criteria


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