New ‘Van Stock’ feature from MCS Rental Software transforming visibility of rental parts

17 February 2023

New ‘Van Stock’ feature from MCS Rental Software transforming visibility of rental parts

Rental Software Supplier, MCS, develops new feature in its all-in-one rental solution, allowing hire companies to keep track of stock availability and quantities held in vans. Increasing the visibility of equipment and parts stored in vans helps renters to ensure drivers are always well-equipped with all the tools and parts required for their jobs.

Nick Thomson, MCS Sales Director, explains

“Knowing what stock and parts are available has long been a challenge for rental companies, because once the parts have left the depot inventory, they were essentially marked as ‘used.’ Having the new ability to keep track of van stock, as though the van itself is a depot, means rental companies can set minimum and maximum stock thresholds to ensure vans are always well stocked when they are on the road.”

With set templates, MCS Rental Software identifies van stock shortages and automatically creates inter-depot transfers of necessary stock from the nearest depot to the van. With this visibility, rental companies can now ensure that they are not over-ordering or under-ordering parts and equipment, improving cash flow and increasing first-time fixes of engineers on the road. Nick continues,

“It’s not just from a parts ordering point of view that this feature has an impressive impact. Whenever rental companies are planning their resources, vehicles with specific stock can now be selected, meaning the right driver and parts are sent to each job.”

The latest van stock feature comes shortly after many new releases from MCS Rental Software, enhancing the way transport, deliveries and servicing are all handled with new mobile apps and features, making the rental process more streamlined.

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