18 June Innovative management inventory systems a win-win for Probe and our customers June 18, 2018 General It’s not quite Artificial Intelligence, but Probe has taken a big step in making use of information technology in the management of inventory. In partnership with a specialised service provider, Probe has invested in a sophisticated inventory management system that puts replenishment and optimisation of stock into real time visibility. The system has already been implemented and is “live”. The adage “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” has never been truer. Our new dynamic model takes into account a wide range of variables and the ability for these to provide high-level understanding of the impact of our daily processes. We can monitor supplier delivery performance and best international prices consistent with quality; view excess and shortfall stock on a national basis and a great deal more in the drive to getting the right product, to the right place, at the right time and at the optimum cost. This means that Probe’s customers will greatly benefit through improved service levels related to availability and delivery. This innovative system makes it a win-win for both Probe, and most importantly, our clients. Related Articles Probe Air, the Probe range of piston air compressors complements gold-standard line up From DIY enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to small and mid-sized businesses, air compression is often a critical commodity that is integral to the core business offering and as such must be able to perform at optimum levels. Yet in South Africa’s tough economic climate, smaller businesses make air compression choices based on cost, which can ultimately affect the quality of their product offering. Probe, the Power of Heritage Despite a challenging economic climate, Probe, South Africa’s largest importer of automotive and auto electrical components has remained committed to a flexible growth strategy that has sustained the family-owned business for over 50 years. CEO Frank Rovelli contributes Probe’s success to correctly anticipating market demand and providing best-in-class products coupled with solid aftermarket support. Probe Provides Flexible Solutions to Trucking Challenges Probe understands the robust requirements necessary for heavy-duty vehicles, and serves the heavy and light duty automotive, mining and construction equipment industries through a national dealer network with a comprehensive range of services. This includes the sales and distribution of world-class batteries, alternators, starters and associated spares as well as an expanding product range that includes engine cooling fans, viscous fan clutches and MasterLock systems. As South Africa's largest importer and distributor of premium automotive batteries for over 50 years, and a leader in rotating electrics, Probe understands the robust requirements necessary for heavy-duty vehicles. Probe Launches Industrial Technologies Division and Brings Leading SCC Air Compressor to Local Market Probe, South Africa's largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and a leader in rotating electrics, has established Probe Industrial Technologies. The new division is focused on providing quality air, power and safety solutions to industrial clients. Within this division is Air Power Technologies, which primarily distributes SCC compressors, a leading global brand of high quality air compressors. Get Under the Hood with Probe at Automechanika Automechanika, South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry, will kick off from 27-30 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec. Probe, South Africa’s largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and provider of ‘the complete power package’ in auto electrics, will be packing a powerful punch at this year’s fair. Probe taking the air compressor market by storm Air compression is a necessary aspect of every industry, from mining to medical to hospitality. Until now, the South African market has had limited access to premium, cost competitive and high-quality air compression units and associated products. That is fast changing as Probe, South Africa’s largest leading importer and distributor of premium batteries and auto electrical parts, launches top international air compressor brands into the local market. Probe is in the progress of consolidating its product diversification strategy by developing strong robust business silos in the different segments: automotive, mining and industrial.